Monday, June 16, 2014

Foot Stool

Although I proclaimed my Living Room was Finished, 
I hoped to one day find a cute little footstool that would help me kick my feet up once in a while when relaxing in a chair.
I found it!  Home Goods for just $30.  

It was just a leeetle to short.  I loved the look of it "as is" and really debated about changing it.....
but of course I changed it!
 I already had the foam on hand, just cut it to size.
I then found some "faux" leather at Hobby Lobby, a 1/2 yard was on sale for just $7.
I did have to cut the fabric length in half then sew it together to give me more width.
 I simply put one staple on the underneath of each side (I used a pneumatic staple gun),
 then turned it right side up to work with the corners.

First just cut up the diagonal, careful not to cut too much.

 Then I folded the fabric under for a nice edge and worked it down and around the legs.  Then turned the stool upside down and stapled the corners in place.

 All Done!
Honestly - I'm not sure that I like it better than the original look, but it is a little higher and the change only cost $7!

I like that it's size makes it able to tuck nicely out of the way when not in use.

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