Victoria Kirton
Victoria Kirton
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  • Wilbraham, MA

A Little Footstool Gets a Glam Makeover


After visiting the Getty museum, I was just overfilled with inspirations. I went through my hoarding room to find a project two night ago and came out with this broken little footstool my grandmother has given me 7 or 8 years ago.
footstool makeover diy velvet, chalk paint, painted furniture, shabby chic, reupholster
One of the legs was broken and it was in serious need of a new fabric. So I fixed the legs and went to work. I painted it with Chalk Paint® Paris Grey then used gilding wax to go over the details.
footstool makeover diy velvet, chalk paint, painted furniture, shabby chic, reupholster
footstool makeover diy velvet, chalk paint, painted furniture, shabby chic, reupholster
I added a few left over Efex appliques to add more details to the legs. I reupholstered the top with this gorgeous blue velvet.
footstool makeover diy velvet, chalk paint, painted furniture, shabby chic, reupholster
I just love velvet. As you can see I have reupholstered everything with velvet.
footstool makeover diy velvet, chalk paint, painted furniture, shabby chic, reupholster
I think it is going to be the perfect spot to cozy up with a book on those cold New England days.

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  • Par1691212
    on Dec 5, 2015

    The stool is gorgeous. Love the royal blue velvet material.

  • Margaret Hachmeister
    on Oct 1, 2016

    I have a similar old foot stool. You just gave ME your inspiration to do something with mine. You did a superb job, Lovely..!! Thank you

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