Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"F" is for Footstool

A footstool makeover.


Which coincidentally matches the wingchairs I made over a few months ago.


Here's the before:


And now:


I made the same pleated white trim, same drop cloth fabric, the paint job is slightly different.


The curvy shape of the stool mimics the chair shape perfectly.


Here's how I made over the stool:
1. Remove fabric cushion piece.
Sand off old finish:


2. Paint two coats MS rainwater, two coats BM sugar cookie.
Sand to distress.
Seal with satin poly.
(I purposely choose not to use primer, the original wood stain will seep through but I like the look, it makes for more contrast with the fabric and trim.)

3. Using a staple gun attach the drop cloth fabric piece.


4. Attach cushion back on to frame.

5. Make trim (see how to here) and hot glue around edge:



All dressed up and no where to go!



Detail of finish, here you can see the rainwater blue color that's hiding underneath:


A perfect match:



One last side by side:


Now can the kids keep it clean?


I'm linking up to:

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Before & After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chic

31 comments:

  1. F is for fabulous! Nice find, it mimics the chair perfectly! Nice redo!
    Susan

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  2. "O" is for Once again I find myself clicking on a link party thumbnail and winding up here at your blog.

    "F" is also for Fantastic and Fabulous.

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  3. Your footstool is lovely!Great transformation! I love the chair, as well!

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  4. Love the trim! Come see my reupholstered couch. You're gonna love it.

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  5. so cute! Love it! thanks for detailing out the steps...I've seen footstools like this before at thrift stores but haven't redone one before.

    Visiting from the Shabby Chic Cottage linky party.

    Stephanie
    http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com/

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  6. I like the comment above mine! Great redo!

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  7. Were you kidding about it just being a coincidence that the footstool matched so well?! It looks like they were sold as a matched set! They both turned out lovely.

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  8. Great match! Really cute too, you did a lovely job!

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  9. That little school is so sweet! Love the trim.

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  10. too cute!! love the pleated trim!!

    http://www.alchemyfineliving.com

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  11. I have two very similar stools to makeover, and now I know just how to do them! Beautiful job!

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  12. So pretty and I love that trim. It is beautiful and unique.

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  13. What a fantastic transformation! Love the trim and the distressing!

    Jodie

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  14. Jaime, what a beautiful and elegantly refurbished foot stool!

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  15. The trim really makes the piece

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  16. Great job! It's beautiful. I love the trim too!

    Pam

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  17. What a charmer!! I adore the trim- what a fantastic touch!! This is darling~ love it! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  18. It goes so well with the chairs! Perfect! You always do such a good job with everything you do.

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  19. It's so pretty and I love the trim, gorgeous!
    XO
    Kristin

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  20. What cute little feet! The trim is great too. Please consider joining my linky party, Suzy's Open House Thursday, at www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com.

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  21. A very cute compliment to the chair. Well done.

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  22. Nicely done...cute trim on chair and stool!

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  23. This is really nice. I do simple upholstery projects for my store and haven't investigated using trims as a finishing touch before. This is a lovely treatment. Well done.
    P.S. I found you through visiting Coastal Charm.
    xoxo,
    Lisa & Alfie

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  24. Love that adorable little footstool! You did a great job!

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  25. Your footstool is fabulous and the trimmings are adorable! Love this!!

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