Look what I did!
My first attempt at upholstery! We've had this tiny footstool forever...it's about one foot square...very small. The fabric on it was dated, and the wood was a dark cherry. You know, late 80's fab.
I used spray paint to change the color...I love spray paint. This is Krylon Ocean Blue indoor/outdoor gloss. I was totally blown away by how many and how fabulous colors available for spray paint, now! I used to have to buy floral spray (lots of colors, but flat) and then spray over with clear shiny spray. No more!!
I have never upholstered anything, not even something so simple. As I took the cover off I paid close attention to the way it was put together. Lots of staples!
all the gross old pieces taken apart.
I used a piece of fabric from my newly organized stash. Actually, I didn't know I had this fabric, and when I saw, I wanted to put it on that stool.
I used the old piece to figure out how bit to cut the new piece of fabric. I used a staple gun and did the corners first, just like the one I took apart!
After I finished the corners, I did two opposite sides.
Everything all stapled down.
I reused this lining stuff. I turned it over, tho, so the faded side was toward the board.
I remeasured my fabric before I refolded it, and relabeled.
I used glue and the existing screws to reattach the seat to the legs.
Viola! I've been bitten by the fix-up bug, so hopefully I'll get to do something else soon.
I cannot believe the colors of spray paint available now! what's the last thing you spray painted? Did you use a fab color?
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