Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Quick little makeover

We started off with this little stool with fuzzy blue fabric on top, it was maybe one of the ugliest things I have bought, but Chris was at the Goodwill with me when I bought it, and he said "Anna, go ahead and buy it, it will be a good project for you." 
Step 1 - last night I took off 3 layers of fabric - blue fuzzy, red velvet, and an orange one too, as well as the old yellow foam.  Yuck, lots of dust in all those layers.

Step 2 - this morning I was left with just the wooden board, I used a nice clean white foam and a layer of cotton batting (from Hobby Lobby) and stapled them on and trimmed to size.

Step 3 - staple around evenly and make sure corners are nice and tight.

Step 4 - turn over and make sure everything is nice and smooth.

Step 5 - fabric of choice - staple around well

Looks good!

The AFTER - I painted it the same color as I used in Kate's room -  Watery (Sherwin Williams color)

 So much better now.  I took a picture here in the den - but this is going upstairs to the playroom.  Another chair I have up there at Kate's desk I re-upholstered with the same fabric.

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Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great makeover!!! Love the new color, and the fabric is so pretty. :) You'd never know they were the same piece. ;)

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

SO much better!! I love your fabric choice!!

Bonnie @ The Boatwright Family said...

I love it Anna! Great job! Love the paint and fabric together.

Holly said...

What an improvement! I love those kind of projects...easy, but so satisfying! Pretty fabric, too.

Jen said...

Love it Anna!! I also love that gray pitcher you found.

Allison Shops said...

Very pretty fabric and color. Dropping by from Furniture Feature Friday. Hope you'll drop by to see my chairs.


Allison@FabRehab said...

I die for stools and this one is awesome! Yay for a supportive hubby who told you to buy it!