Refashioning a Footstool

When I first spotted this little footstool at the estate sale I attended last November, it was sitting in a corner with a box of junk sitting on top.  There was nothing special about it, but for $2 it was coming home with me to get a little love!
The green top lifted right off and the first order of business was a cleaning with some Murphy's Oil Soap. A few rough edges were smoothed down with some sandpaper and it was ready for paint.  
Two coats of Waverly Ocean Chalk Paint were followed by a couple of coats of clear finish.  Quick and easy!
Then I turned my attention to the top.  Using a screwdriver, I pried off the finishing nails.
This revealed a combination of cotton batting and wood wool under the green plastic.
Here's a close-up of the wood wool, if you've never seen it before:
Since I had no desire to reuse any of these materials, I grabbed some batting and stapled it to the board.
This is one of the pictures I warned you about it in my Hello 2020 post.  Yes, I was busy doing the thing and balancing the camera in my other hand... that's how I roll.  
After the batting was secure, I  covered it with some fabric.
Once again, quick and easy!
The top was reattached to the footstool and this project was done.  
The footstool now resides in our living room and matches the tablet sleeve I made last year... 
...that matches the curtains I made a few months before that!  
Look at me pulling together the living room look!  Lol

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Comments

  1. Well, it's a showstopper now! The colors are so bright and perfect and I love how they carry throughout the room. And wood wool, huh? Nope, never seen that before. Interesting for sure...

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I'd never heard of wood wool either until I started watching a BBC series called The Repair Shop. They used to use it in stuffed animals.

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  2. That turned out so cute!! Good job!

    Tania

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  3. This is a great makeover.
    Hugs,
    Kippi

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  4. What a great footstool, love the colors and it looks fantastic. Thanks for joining our DIY Blog Hop, Pinned :)

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  5. Great transformation!!! Love it!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! And Mr. Peanut is reborn!! LOL!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  6. I LOVE that fabric you chose! Thank you for joining us at our first DIY blog hop!

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  7. Very nice makeover! I love the color and the fabric - so pretty.

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    1. It was a great winter project...thank you for stopping by, Marie!

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  8. Looks so different, and for $2 it would have been rude not to bring it home with you!

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    1. It really was an Ugly Duckling just sitting in the corner!

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  9. That turned out wonderful. I love the colour and the fabric choice. And $2 made it even better. - Margy

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    1. Thank you, Margy. The price was pretty amazing!

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  10. You did an awesome job. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing at #omhgww.

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    1. Thank you, Clearissa. So glad you like it!

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