We came across some cute little stools online, and I decided to try my hand at making them.
You start with the little plastic file box cubicles that you see at all the discount stores... Black seemed like a good versitle color.
We also purchased 1/2 yard each of three different colors of checkered table cloth vinyl (so she will be able to just wipe it clean) and the I quilt batting I already had. Next I cut the fabric about 2 inches bigger than the wood piece and folded it over.
Using my trusty staple gun I stapled the fabric to the back of the board all around, pulling the fabric taut, and folding the corners in like a present. If you wanted to be really neat you could cover the board with another piece of fabric to cover the raw wood. But I decided it was fine left alone.
Then the top fits very nicely onto the box lip and can be easily removed.
You can also use the bottom box portion for storage.
Oops... I almost forgot to take a finished project photo
I remembered just as I loaded them into the car.
Total cost...a whopping $9.00 a piece