Copy Cat Pier1 Chunky Knit Stool

You guys it was love at first site! I was killing some time in Pier 1 not too long ago while my daughter was across the road at a birthday party and I saw the most beautiful emerald stool in all the world! I mean I kinda let out an actual gasp!! That's how I respond to pretty home decor, not shiny shoes or jewelry, but a STOOL!!

So I didn't do much but drool over it for a few seconds, being nervous to flip the price tag over, already knowing it was going to be a bit too pricey for my budget, and sure enough...$169.95. Yikes and sadness all at once...I took a picture of it and shared it in my Instagram stories and thought nothing more of it. Then I started getting all these messages from you guys saying "you are gonna make that aren't you?" I thought to myself..."could I?"..."could I actually recreate this beauty on a budget?", so then you all got my head a spinning and here we are today with my DIY version! Today I'm sharing it for you guys to recreate it on your very own with a step by step guide. Hope you enjoy!

*You can also click here to see the full video tutorial on Instagram

What you will need:

  • Tube yarn, you can also buy at Michael's, buying it already made is the easy way to go, but if you want to make your own you can, see details below on the how to.

  • Stool legs, I ordered these ones on Amazon

  • Angled leg mounting plates

  • Piece of plywood measured and cut to the size you need

  • 1" thick foam, you can buy at Walmart or Michael's

  • Batting

  • Wood Stain

  • Stain brush or paper towel

  • Screw driver

DIY tube yarn:

  • Fabric

  • Poly-Fil

  • Sewing machine

How to make your own tube yarn.

Step 1:

First thing you will do is lay your fabric down flat on the floor, you could use a large table as well (I used a chenille throw blanket I found at the thrift store for $3) Decide how long you will need your pieces to be. I realized after doing mine that I needed them longer than the simple measurement of my plywood! I didn't account for the ups and downs of the basket weaving part after they are stuffed which takes a lot of the length away. I added a long row of Poly-fil from one top of the fabric all the way down to the other end, being sure the poly is along the edge. I would add more than you think you will need. I found out afterwards that some of my tubes were not filled enough and seemed a bit lumpy in spots, so try to make it as even as possible.

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Step 2:

I rolled over the fabric and then used little fabric pins to hold the material down in place. I then cut about 1" away from the Poly-fil all the way down.