Before & After: Faith's Footstool Makeover

created at: 12/28/2011

I recently found a (somewhat ugly) little footstool at an estate sale, but I saw its potential the moment I laid eyes upon it. With a little paint and some new fabric, I had a bright new piece of furniture in my living room!    

created at: 12/15/2011

To create the new look, I started by painting it a matte black color using leftover latex paint. Then I chose a piece of fabric which I sewed to the top cushion. A coat of sealer protects the paint finish (a footstool has to endure lots of wear and tear).

Footstools like this one are very convenient because they usually have a hinged lid which hides a bit of extra storage. See what I store in mine over at Design Fixation.

created at: 12/15/2011

Faith Towers is a creative media artist in Boston. Check out her full range of projects at Faith Towers Media.

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Faith Towers on Dec 29, 2011:

Thanks! It was such an easy makeover.

Anonymous on Dec 29, 2011:

this is awesome

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