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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Foot Stool Redo to Match Chairs

 I was asked if I could match this little storage stool to go with two chairs that I previously restored. 

This Old Chair ...

and this Vintage Chair. 

Cute little storage stool. 

Starting off with removing the top from the hinges. (Carefully, as this is mostly "particle board" material and not actual wood on this stool. The legs are turned wood. )

I used 3" memory foam to reupholster the top and used the matching fabric from the chairs.  Stapling the fabric to the board.

(My selfie, squishing the foam between the fabric and the top with my knees.  I don't photograph well in this manner.)

I chose to use this faux black snake skin to cover the interior of the top. 

I glued down the edges of the fabric and attached it to the top. 

Then choosing where the turquoise paint should go to match up with both chair redos, I painted the legs with chalk paint. 

For that aged look, brushed on black paint 

here and there...

and wiped off. 

Replaced the newly cushioned top...

to finish it up~ 

Now it goes home to be with the two chairs
 that once visited me~ 

Simple, easy and renewed in a few hours. 



  1. That is pretty cool! From old and stuffy to nice and westerny!
    Thank you for linking up to #throwbackthursdaylinkup

  2. Happy Easter! Of course we must have the matching stool and love the perfect touch of turquoise. No Meet The Neighbors for the next two Friday's while I take time off.

  3. Happy Easter, Sue! Enjoy your vacation!

  4. Yah, kind of a vintage western look~ Thanks, Angel!

  5. I love your blog! Cisitin here from the climb

  6. Thank you Marilyn! Your KitchenAid Mixer makeovers are wonderful!

  7. Great re-do, I have a foot stool that belonged to my grandmother - thanks for the inspiration and thank you for linking up again with us at the #WWDParty.

  8. I'd love to see what you do with your grandmother's foot stool! I hope you share it with us. Thank you for the invitation to the party. I really enjoyed the links.

  9. That is so cute. I have some kitchen chairs I need to redo and a little storage stool that could use a makeover! Stopping by from the Lets Get Real party hop.

  10. Awesome! Nothing excites me more than transformations. I look forward to yours, Chrystal!

  11. I love the touch of turquoise you added to the stool's legs! It makes the transformation complete!

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity on Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Please join us again this Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST! ;)

    ~ Ashley

  12. Thanks for inviting and having me, Ashley! I look forward to it~

  13. GeminiRed CreationsApril 24, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    That looks great! Thanks for linking it up last week on #throwbackthursdaylinkup I'm always impressed when people do a few simple things that make a drastic difference! All 3 pieces are great!

  14. Hi there! Love the redo! So creative! Just wanted you to know that you're being featured this week on the Weekend Wind Down Link Party today!

  15. Congratulations, you are one of our Featured Bloggers for the week - see ya tonight!

  16. It was nice to transform each of them into a new life. Now, as the owner's "collection", we will be doing her entire room based on the original chair. It's going to be fun! Thank you for visiting!