IKEA Frosta stool is a simple stool of birch plywood, which is very comfy and functional yet totally plain and unoriginal. How to change and repurpose it to make it eye-catchy and maybe arise some absolutely different functions turning it into a different furniture piece? There are lots of hacks for exactly this stool as it’s very easy to hack and you may make a ton of items of it! Let’s consider the coolest repurposes, hacks and renovations to get you inspired and crafty.
Repurposing a Frosta stool is super easy as repurposing doesn’t require any changes at all! Turn over your stool and use it for storage: store firewood, magazines, books, toys and much more – whatever you like! When not in need, just turn it over again and use as a stool. Who could say that a usual stool can be so functional?
Painting And Stenciling
Painting and stenciling is the easiest idea to change any furniture, all you need is some paints and stencils. Make Frosta stools perfectly matching your interiors and style and personalize them to give a unique look. It can be just leg dipping, painting the whole piece or its seat and many various stencils in the colors possible. I love the idea of painting Frosta chalkboard for kids to inspire their creativity or to paint some character faces on the stools to make the space more fun. Add geometry and constellations to the stool – it can double as a side table and such ideas are super trendy right now. You may even give your stool a shabby chic worn look by staining and sanding it. You may even add some embroidery to the seat after painting it, there are so many options to try!
Upholstering is a great way to make simple stools comfier, and there’s also a whole ton of ideas. Upholster the stools with leather, cowskin, faux fur, crocheted and knitted covers or any other fabric of your choice. For more softness, you may add a cushion inside. Wanna change the look a bit more? Paint the stools and then upholster them! The good thing about covering the seat is that you may remove it any time.
The most interesting and difficult task is to hack a Frosta stool into some different piece of furniture – such a craft will require some time and supplies. You’ll be very surprised to find out how many options are available for this stool! Shelves, tables, cat trees, lamps, nightstands and much more!
The easiest idea is turning a Frosta stool into a table – a coffee table, a side table, a nightstand. You may just remove the seat and change it for a tray, for example, some painting and voila! You may create a two or three tier side table with a cork or glass top – just grab two stools. The same idea can be used for a nightstand. Sofa caddies are also welcome! Using IKEA Frosta stools you can easily make a very cool one looking super edgy.
Shelves are also a great idea to go for, and you may apply various changes to achieve a configuration you want. It can be a hanging shelf of several tiers, a wall-mounted entryway shelf for keys and other small stuff, or a wall-mounted shelving unit where parts of seats are used as shelves. Paint, hack and stencil all of them as you want!
Swings, cat trees, plant stands and holders and much more can be made of IKEA Frosta stools – get inspired and search for some hacks!