Redo of a Foot Stool Make Over.

Jo Ann Spofford
by Jo Ann Spofford
4 Materials
2 Hours
While I was loving my chair turned foot stool for my liking it did not have enough pizazz. The foot resting part of the stool also needed more padding. So here ya go with picks of the redo. Original project:
This is a pic of my first effort. I wanted more personality in this piece. Here's how the project got started: The seat was removed before any work was started. The back was removed using a skill saw. The legs had to be shortened 2 inches. I then sanded all the wood. I then used a paint that I thinned to a watery consistency and applied with a damp cloth. The first coat was a beige. The second coat a burnt orange and then another coat of beige. After the paint dried I applied a coat of Howard Restore-A-Finish, in a light oak finish. I rubbed that and applied a coat of Howard Bees wax. Put the seat back on, stood back and took a look. There was a spot on each side where the back was cut off. It was a small hole. I decided to put a drawer pull over those holes.
I took a shopping trip to Jo-Ann's Fabric and Craft Store. I got lucky and found this fabric 50% off. With my coupon, I got another 20%. Now that I love! Took my new fabric home and got busy recovering the foot stools and made a chair back cover to match. Now I am a happy camper!
Suggested materials:
  • Upholstery weight fabric   (Jo-Ann's Fabric and Craft Store)
  • Staple gun
  • Thread
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