Updated: May 15
Look at this funky fluted stool! I just love the legs, but that fabric? Yikes! This stool has been in my stash for a while. Sometimes when you organize your space, some projects get pushed into a corner. That was the situation with this piece. This is a simple makeover, but this fabric has got to go!!!
Olive green scratchy, burlap-like material wouldn't be my choice for anything, but I guess it did go with the tone of the wood. I began by removing the upholstered top of the footstool. I removed the fabric from the wood base.
I painted the base with Rustoleum Milk Paint in the Eclipse color. It took two coats of paint.
I used 60 grit sandpaper to distress the piece. I used Varathane Crystal Clear in the satin finish to seal the paint.
I chose this black and white fabric to upholster the top. The pattern mimicked the square of the footstool and the curves of the leaves completed the feet on the stool.
I reattached the upholstered top to the base.
This project took less than two hours of actual work. I was able to complete it in less than one day. Of course, there was drying time between coats of paint and the coat of poly. I did the upholstery work while waiting for the piece to dry. This turned out really cute. It's small enough to tuck under a chair and just the right size for a time out seat.
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