Oak Footstool

As you may already know, I had a friend drop-off several items for me from a house that she and her husband are rehabbing.  One of the items was an oak footstool with dirty, worn fabric and legs that could be described as 'humble'.  A little bit of elbow grease turned it back into its old self.  
At first glance, it was a mess.  That's a technical term, right? Step one was to get rid of the dirty upholstery.
There were two layers of it attached with LOTS of nails and tacks.
Underneath all of it was some sort of cotton batting and wood wool.
It immediately went into the trash.

I went to work on the wood with a sander.  Once it was smooth, I gave it one coat of Red Mahogany stain and two coats of polyurethane.  Look at that gorgeous wood grain!
I cut some batting to fit and glued it in place.  
I found some pretty peacock fabric, cut it and stapled it along the edges and underneath. Some simple trim was added to cover the staples.  The ends of the trim were tacked...
...and some glue was spread along the bottom of it to hold everything in place.  
The footstool was done!
And it found a new home!


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  1. It turned out so nice. I love the pop of bright blue!

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    1. Thank you. I thought the peacocks were a nice touch!

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  2. Ann, this looks much better and like the fabric. Pieces need to be loved.

    Cindy

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    1. They sure do, Cindy. This one was such a mess!

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  3. The wood grain really pops now and your peacock fabric is gorgeous ~ great makeover!

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    1. That wood grain was too pretty to paint, and I agree with you about the fabric...I also love peacocks!

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  4. Ann, what a great rehab --- well done! I have a passion for peacocks and LOVE the fabulous fabric.

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    1. I love peacocks too, Debbee. When I found this fabric, I knew it was the right one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Ann your stool looks amazing. Love the fabric you found. Looks great. Love a good before and after.

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    1. Thank you, Terrie. The peacock fabric jumped right out at me!

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