Foot Stool Re-Do #2 February 16, 2012

As the self-appointed foot stool expert, (having recovered 2 now, in two weeks!), I’m back with my newest DIY project. I found it Sunday, at the Sacramento Antique Fair.

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It came with the board and the leg base.

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It was a pretty straight forward project and what I really like is that the legs are old. The first foot stool project was nearly new, in comparison. I imagine that at one time, the wooden sides were completely covered. But I like the look of the wood, plus I lack the skill, at this point, to move to Upholstery 1-B.

So, again, I cut a 1″ thick piece of foam to fit the wood and then covered the foam with the batting.

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Then, after making sure that the fabric pattern was positioned correctly, which I didn’t do on the first stool, I stapled the corners in. This makes for tighter corners I found.

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Then, I simply stapled the rest of the fabric to the wooden board and Mr. Wonderful screwed the upholstered board to the leg base.
Voila!

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I took it for a “test-sit” tonight, while playing cards, by the fire, with the Mister. Now, the big decision is whether to keep or to sell at Veranda!

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It looks kind of puny, sitting there all by itself. Maybe I should have done a close up, so you could appreciate its “beefiness”!

Happy Weekend!,
Barbara

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2 Comments

  1. amy kontir on February 17, 2012 at 5:58 am

    some wood is just meant to be. love that you recognized that with this little guy! great fabric choice!

  2. kim on February 17, 2012 at 6:36 am

    I love the old wood on that stool. Cute.

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