Shabby Chic Slipcover Bar Stool

Considering getting the Shabby Chic Slipcover Bar Stool? Bar stools are exposed to all sorts of things throughout their lifetime. Whether It’s a clumsy who spills their drink on the stool or one of the drunk girls who drops her matte lipstick and boom you have a permanent stain on your expensive bar stool. 

These are the risks we can account for and they definitely are the risks that we should account for. No stool should ever have to go through that. Lucky for you I brought a solution for you. 

To keep your expensive bar stools from wearing out too quickly from constant use, getting one with a washable slipcover helps. Just a simple application, similar to the fitted sheet on a bed, and your bar stools are protected.

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Now the slipcover we have here from Shabby Chic is a very simple cover that comes specifically for those bar stools that are shaped like chairs with a back and all. The cover does not have an elastic hold but instead comes with pockets that are set for stools that have a dimension of 19″W x 24″ D x 45″H. 

Made from the regular cotton cloth it comes in different shades and you can customise your own cover especially if you want different colours for different stools. It is an easy put easy cover that will take you less than a minute to put on and remove in your stool. The best part is that if you feel like you have to wash them, they can handle being thrown in the washing machine. 


  • Is very easy to use
  • Comes with a simple put on and remove method
  • Will protect your stool from dust, dirt and stains


  • Is not waterproof of stain resistant 
  • Is easy to tear

Why Buy a Slipcover? 

When it comes to furniture we do everything we can to make sure that it stays new. Or at least looks new. There are a lot of things that you should know especially if you have no idea why you need to get a slipcover in the first place. Below is a guide for you and everyone else who is facing such problems 

Reasons for buying a slipcover

  • To protect furniture from dirt, dust and stains
  • To make your furniture last longer and look new always

Slipcover shoppers generally fall into two categories: those looking to protect their furniture from pets, children, dirt or spills and those who want to give their old furniture new life. Deciding what purpose your slipcover will serve can help you when looking at both material and price.


Slipcovers can be made from cotton, wool, polyester, spandex and linen almost any fabric or blend. If you’ve determined that your furniture will be getting heavy traffic especially for bar stools, look for durable slipcovers made from heavy cotton. 

It’s also best to go with a dark-coloured slipcover or one with a pattern that can hide stains if you’re buying a slipcover to protect your furniture. If you prefer a slipcover that fits like a second skin and looks stylish, try a thin slipcover made from a stretchy cotton-spandex blend. This style of slipcover offers the most options in terms of looks and texture since it comes in fabrics like faux suede and corduroy.


You may also want to consider whether you want a one-piece slipcover or one with several pieces. One-piece slipcovers offer a wider variety of sofa sizes and can easily be removed for washing. 

A slipcover set with individual pieces for each cushion will fit better and offer a more seamless look. Slipcovers fit best on round-arm furniture with rectangular seat cushions, although you can now find slipcovers for hard-to-fit furniture, such as T-cushion sofas and wingback chairs. 


Before purchasing slipcovers, you’ll need to measure your furniture so you can find a slipcover in the right size. To find the correct measurement of your furniture, measure from the outside edge of one arm to the outside edge of the other arm. 

Buyer’s Guide

You can purchase a slipcover for a basic round barstool, with no back, just about any place housewares are sold. They slip over the barstool, using an elastic band to secure them no muss, no fuss, no problem. If you would rather, you can construct your own, using yard goods to create a circle with a hemmed area on the edge. Thread elastic through the hem, and you are good to go.

You can increase the sophistication of your basic or backed barstools by using real or faux leather to create the slipcovers. You can purchase them ready-made, or make them yourself. Your local leather shop might have a staff person who can help you with technical details such as the best way to stitch leather upholstery.

How do you decorate basic bar stool slipcovers

You can improve on those basic bar stool covers by adding pleats, ruffles or other decorations to the basic seat cover. Cover the stools with tartan and add a pleated fringe to invoke images of Scots and bagpipes. Give your barstools a gypsy air by adding multi layers of ruffles to the basic seat cover.

How do you make slipcovers for bar stools with backs?

Barstools with backs can also be slipcovered by using a slipcover intended for kitchen chairs of similar shape and type. 

Match the covers to your drapes, or use a complimentary colour so they act as an accent in your kitchen. You can even pad the backs of these barstools to make them a little more comfortable.

How to keep slipcovers clean?

If your barstools are more likely to support a group of pint-sized buckaroos instead of adults, you can combat the jelly hand stickies, cereal spills, and peanut butter smears by buying or creating washable bar stool covers. 

Should this describe your barstool occupants, you might even want two or three interchangeable sets of barstool covers, just so you can quickly change out the covers used by the Peanut Butter and Jelly Gang before more adult occupants settle in for their repast.

Final Thoughts

Well, that’s pretty much it. If you really want to protect your barstools, get this cover and watch them last longer than any other barstool out there. Why keep putting your stools at risk when you can save them? 

Elissa Smith
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