Last month, while visiting my favorite Vintage Shops here in the High Desert, I decided to make a quick stop at the Estate Liquidators. I have found so many beautiful vintage choice pieces here and I purchased a small vintage footstool that same day. What I love the most about this little beauty is its primitive feel.
Today I gave it a makeover with a new coat of paint and a pink Toile de Jouy fabric.
I started by carefully removing the staples that were holding the fabric in place and took off the old upholstery fabric. I found some light cracks here and there, which I patched up with wood glue (which also helped fill out the gaps and secure the pieces), letting it dry. I then proceeded to sand and clean the stool to get it ready for the painting.
- Staples and Heavy Duty Stapler
- Batting (to cover your Foam)
- Spray Adhesive (to keep your Foam in place)
- Choice Fabric for Bow
- Scissors (to trim the excess Fabric)
- Flat-head Screwdriver and Pliers (to lift up the staples and pull them out).
- Button Cover Kit
- Drill and Drill Bits (to drill holes in your Foam and Wood)
- Upholstery Thread
- Sharpie (to mark holes on the wood)
- Decorator Needles
Step by step:
- Mark your hole on the wood where you want your button to go and drill a hole using your drill and drill bit.
- Cut your foam to the size and shape of the wood.
- Spray adhesive on the wood to keep the foam in place.
- Use your batting to secure the foam to your wood with a staple gun.
- Place and attach your fabric over the foam and start stapling.
- Cover your button with the same fabric.
- Run some thread through the button and push the threaded needle up through the pre-drilled hole (once satisfied, staple the thread at the bottom of the wood to secure and hold it in place).
I love how it turned out and my daughter now has a new reupholstered footstool for her dolls.
Linking up to Beverly’s Pink Saturday.