Ikea Hack to turn the Henriksal breakfast bar stool into a designer piece.

In this months Home Beautiful magazine there was a feature of a Brisbane based interior designer’s home.  It is a lovely Queenslander home and beautifully decorated.  In the article the designer confessed that the breakfast bar stools were actually from Ikea and she had custom slipcovers made for them, and boy do they look great.


Ikea Bar Stool Makeover

 Photograph via Home Beautiful Magazine March 2014- Photography Elouise Van Riet-Gray

The Henriksdal breakfast bar stool is available from Ikea, and is a budget-friendly $79 for the plain white cover.  The blue cover is $80 and the natural cover will set you back $99. Original Ikea breakfast bar stool

To customise this bar stool and create your own designer piece, it’s simply a matter of painting or staining the legs to match your setting and choosing a fabric to make the cover.

Makeover Ikea breakfast bar stool


Fabric Swatches for Custom IKEA coverAll fabrics pictured are available online from Fabric Traders.

The slipcover is a fairly straight forward design and would be easy to sew using one of the bought covers as a pattern.  If you’re not much of a sewer you could always take it to a workroom to have it sewn for you.

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