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!
One of my all time favorite things to find at Goodwill or the Salvation Army is one of these two-tiered, laminate tables. The legs and dividers are solid wood, the base pieces are covered in an ugly laminate. To see how to turn one of these into an upholstered footstool, with parts to spare, check out the entire project on ApartmentTherapy. It so happened
This little tutorial over on Instructables is helpful for reupholstering an old, old footstool, but the best part is how to turn cardboard tack strip into flat welting to hide the staples. Otherwise, you would glue on gimp or hard-to-make double welt cord. This gives you a slick, low profile finish around the edge. See the full, step-by-step tutorial.
This Pacman Pouf (aka ottoman) is not a makeover; it was built from scratch. A project not for the faint of heart, but allesflex over at Instructables walks us through the entire process, making it as painless as possible.
From the time my husband was pulling up to the grocery store for spaghetti ingredients to when he pulled in the driveway, I had this little modern stool reupholstered from teardown to presentation. No kidding! I had been deliberating on what fabric to use all morning and afternoon so the hard part was over. I chose this black and white because I needed a little friction in the room. All the colors were looking a little two summers ago. ...
If anyone reads ApartmentTherapy online, please be sure to look for my two entries of furniture re-dos and vote. Here are my two Before and After entries. Let me know what you think.
Check out the materials and how-to on www.fliptstudio.blogspot.com.
AMY BUTLER UPHOLSTERED NIGHTSTAND
and......SLIPCOVER FOR A SCRIBE
Available through Scandinavian Design Center are Eero Koivisto’s flowering foot stools. They’re made of cold-foam with a polyurethane surface and measure 54cm by 44cm high. Multiples seem like the best way to go for these cheerful blossoms, but at $398 a pop, it might have to be a small grouping. The stools come in red and orange as well as black and white, which are new to the mix.