When I saw this foot stool it jumped out and said, “save me”. The wood was in excellent shape but it was in bad need of paint and recovering. The fabric was outdated and gross.
First, I took it apart. Sometimes you can reuse the foam but this one smelled pretty bad. This stool is completely new except the base/legs. I measured and cut a new sheet of plywood for the foot board. I then cut a piece of 1 inch foam to size and laid it on my board. I used a medium weave printed burlap to cover it so I first had to cover it with a plain tan fabric. Had I not done this, you would be able to see the foam through the tiny holes in the burlap. I stapled both fabrics on using my staple gun.
Then I cleaned up the legs with Lysol wipes and a rag. I decided to use Valspar “Kid’s Glove” Color to keep the stool neutral. I painted 2 coats and then waxed it with Annie Sloan Wax. I then distressed it and added another coat of wax.
The previous board was very thin and I replaced it with 1/2″ plywood so I had to use longer screws to reassemble the top to the legs. I love how it turned out.
Get Your DIY On (First Sunday of the Month)