Its finally finished! The foot stool that I rescued from The Bower last year now has a brand new look.
This was my third re-do project. It was also the hardest one so far as it required a lot of careful sanding, at least 100 nails to be removed from the previous owners re-upholster job and lots of measuring before cutting. I did however get to use a mini-sander and that was the highlight for me. I had never used any power tool before so that was fun. Also (and this is a first for me) no fingers were harmed in the re-do of this footstool!
|sand.clean.repeat.sand.clean.repeat......are we done yet?|
To guide you along, there are some very helpful tutorials online. The one that helped me the most for this project can be found at Instructables titled "How to Reupholster a very old footstool" a step-by-step tutorial (with photos).
Here are two of my other re-upholster projects, both chairs. This chair I bought from The Salvation Army for only a few dollars:
This chair (in all its chocolatey-brown goodness) has been with us for 11 years. So it was time to give it a new colour and some floral print.
|Before: Excuse the mess....we were in the middle of renovations.|
I highly recommend giving a basic project like this a go. Not only are you giving something old a new lease on life, but you also get to be creative and we all have a little creativity inside of us just waiting to come out!