Saturday, 21 September 2013

Furniture renovation: Foot stool - almost too nice for feet.

I bid on something at auction and this foot stool happened to come with the item I wanted. I had no idea what I was going to use it for, so it has sat in the shed for a long time. 

I am trying to clean out the shed so I thought I better do something with it. I pulled off many layers of fabric. Each layer was as dusty and stained as the previous layer. Ewww.  I was determined to not spend any money on the project so I have used left over paint and fabric for the project.

I gave the timber a light sand and have painted it a light blue. The fabric has sat in my stash pile for about 10 years so it is about time that got used.
I have put it in my bedroom with my orange chair. The photos aren't that clear as my room is so dark, even in the middle of the day. The only window in there, faces the wrong way to get any decent light so please excuse the shoddy photos.
 I really like the end result. It is hard to tell from the photos but some of the flowers are the same orange as in the chair. It is quite comfortable and very clean. One of my boys really wants to claim it as a seat to use when he is playing the Wii. So now I am on the look out for another footstool for him.

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