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?


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31 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love it! that trim is genius!!!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

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

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

"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.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

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

BluBabesCreate said...

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

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

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/

Craftberry Bush said...

P is for perfection!.......

Delaney said...

I like the comment above mine! Great redo!

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

That trim is so unique. Love it!

pinktoesandpowertools said...

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.

Inspire Me Heather said...

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

Lesley Litrento said...

That little school is so sweet! Love the trim.

5935d9de-925d-11e0-a205-000f20980440 said...

too cute!! love the pleated trim!!

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Andrea said...

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

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

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

Jodie said...

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

Jodie

Jenn Erickson said...

Jaime, what a beautiful and elegantly refurbished foot stool!

The mum of all trades said...

so pretty, I love that trim

Brooke said...

The trim really makes the piece

Tammy said...

Lovely!!!

Pam said...

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

Pam

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

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

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

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

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

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

admin said...

Looks great! good job :)

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

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.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

A very cute compliment to the chair. Well done.

Patti said...

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

THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

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

Catherine said...

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

Claire said...

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