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Farmhouse Style Footstool Makeover

A cheap and easy way to give a thrift store or yard sale footstool a cute makeover – farmhouse style.

Farmhouse Style Footstool makeover

I wrote about this footstool makeover last year, but I wanted to update it.

Story of the Footstool

I found this cute little footstool at a church yard sale years ago and I just loved it. Something made me think I didn’t need it, though. I picked it up, looked it over, and put it down. I walked away and looked at other pieces of furniture. The footstool caught my eye again, so of course I had to go back to it and give it another look. Again I walked away. And again it caught my eye. Third time’s a charm I guess because that footstool make it’s way home with me.

Ugly Fabric

Footstool Makeover

I really did not like the fabric on this footstool. I think that’s what made me think I didn’t need it. It wasn’t exactly my favorite pattern, it felt weird, it was a tad dirty, and it smelled a little bit.

What I Did

After removing the top of the footstool, I took the fabric off. It was stapled underneath to the top of the stool, so I just removed the staples. And look what I found:

Footstool Makeover

More fabric!!! I’m guessing the owner of this footstool didn’t like the fabric it came with so they decided to put more on top of it.

The fabric that I had to cover the top of the footstool with came from my mom. I loved this fabric because it reminded me of a pillow my granddaddy had when I was little. It was filled with duck feathers and I thought it was the neatest thing ever. I loved the way it settled under my head as I laid on it. I loved that sometimes a little feather would make it’s way out of the fabric. I loved how it always stayed cold. Needless to say, I knew this fabric would be perfect for my footstool makeover.

(You can find fabric at Michael’spretty cheap if you have coupon! Joanne Fabric and Crafts has a huge selection of fabric, too. They usually have a lot of great ones on clearance.)

I spray painted the bottom of the footstool white, so it would match the furniture in my bedroom. After the paint dried, I put the top back on.

Farmhouse Style Footstool Makeover
Farmhouse Style Footstool Makeover

I’m so happy with how it turned out! It looks so cute under my desk in my bedroom!

Do you like to makeover things you find at thrift stores and yard sales? What’s your latest DIY? I’d love to know!

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Farmhouse Style Footstool Makeover

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52 thoughts on “Farmhouse Style Footstool Makeover”

  1. The footstool looks great. I just made a run through the local thrift store this morning, but this time there were no treasures to be found. I’m always on the lookout for something to makeover.

  2. You did a great job on the footstool! I have loved refinishing old furniture for years and used to go to yard sales looking for the perfect project. I would love to find an old trunk to fix up but haven’t been able to find one yet. I really enjoy your project ideas, gets me thinking of things I can do. Thanks for sharing this, keep it up!

    1. Thank you! I haven’t had any luck with finding an old trunk, either. I have been looking forever! I’m happy to keep your mind busy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you! I sanded the legs lightly before painting. It ended up taking 2 coats. I let it dry a few hours between coats. Luckily it was nice out so I could let it dry quicker outside.

  3. This is a very cute idea! I loved the way it looks now, so much modern.. it pretty looked like a church thing before ๐Ÿ˜›
    Love the white colour, it really matches with the desk and make a seamless style..
    I really would like to start doing something like that, but I’ve got two problems! No time and no room in my house :O

  4. That was fun and with a touch of grandpa! I am from the south, not there at the moment, so I understand the cold pillow reference. Ha… Also, I thought I had been following you all along, but I see that I haven’t. My bad!

    1. I’m so glad you get it! Most people have no idea what I’m talking about when I mention the cold pillow. ๐Ÿ˜€ No worries!

    1. It was! I thought it was going to be harder, but the part that took the longest was waiting on the paint to dry. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

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