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