Thursday, June 30, 2011

foot rest

A while back I got this foot stool at a garage sale...it was one of those where you could fill a box for ten bucks...so in went the stool and a lot of other goodies...the lady just laughed:)
The stoll itself was in pretty good condition, but the cover was plastic, old-school, and cracked...plus just plain ugly in my humble opinion. So I took the ugly plastic cover off, only to find....
straw. Yup this baby is so old school that the padding is straw. So I quickly covered the straw up with an airline blanket I had laying around...it did just as well as extra batting would have, but not so expensive. Plus I didn't really have any batting to use.

Isn't it lovely?
After the make-shift batting al la airline blanket, I covered it with some fantastic upholstry fabric that I scored on at a garage sale ( I like garage sales...can you tell?). The fabric is this lovely green, velvety, prettiness...I could sleep on it it's that soft! This is the result:

For my first time reupholstering something I don't think I did to shabby of a job...it's a little wrinkled around some the edges, but overall I really like how it turned out:) What do you think?

4 comments:

  1. Nice job! And no wonder the lady was laughing at you... it USED to be very ugly! LOL

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  2. Very cute...and practical!

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  3. Nice cute post i like it.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    z rest footrest

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  4. Nice post. I like the foot stool. I will be looking at resale shops in a new way.

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