Sunday, March 20, 2011

Footstool Re-Do


One retro stool for $2.99 - horrible shape but I could see the potential.  Deal of the week!!

Classic: Brown vinyl with drizzled gold & silver paint!! The legs were solid but in definite need of some TLC

Sanded the legs down
Then burnished with Burnt Umber Acrylic paint with a touch of gold (I was thinking a dark Walnut Stain but didn't have any on hand - I think it turned out well)
Finished with a light coating of Tung Oil
 For the new top - I just measured and cut the top & 4 sides from a drapery remnant that had been gifted to me ($0.00!!)
 Sewed it together ... Added some padding ~ double layered 
(I used leftover remnant of mattress padding $0.00)
Stapled the edges under ...
 Good as new ... for $2.99
and it matches the curtain in my bedroom that I already made out of big piece of drapery material :)

and now I've decided it's not quite Finished as of Wed. March 24 ... I'm not happy with the edges along the bottom ... so I guess it's still a work in Progress ... like so many other things :)

What do you think?

anything else?

Linked to: Ma Nouvelle Mode


  1. I love it! I love projects that come from things around the house, they are the best! Nice work!

  2. Hi ^_^ I'm your newest follower from Ma Nouvelle Mode's linky.

    I love your new stool. How about finishing it off with some brass or silver tacks?. If you want a more flowwy and romantic look, you can add som ruffle ribbon, or make your own pleated border with the same fabric, or maybe a white fabric?. All the same, it turned out fab! ^_^


  3. Like your stool! I vote for a pleated fabric as well, either in the same fabric or the same tone. I'm sure it will look very sophisticated.


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