A Shabby Glam Footstool Makeover

I love old treasures.  I’m a sucker for things that have a sense of history and seem to tell a story.  My friends know how I feel about things like that, and this little beauty was passed on to me by a special friend.


I thought that although is was old and worn and dirty and stained, there was something so charming about it.

It just needed a little love and an extreme makeover!


I turned it over and started dismantling it.


After removing about a katillion staples and the plastic-like upholstery, I discovered a well-built padded stool base.  I traced around it on to its new fabric ( white linen cut off  the bottom of my new Ikea curtains for the office…)



I cut it 1 inch bigger for seam allowance.  I also cut a band that would be sewn around for the sides.  I’m no upholsterer, so I really can’t give you a tutorial with confidence.  Honestly, I was winging it and praying lots…  I sewed the band around the top and by some miracle, it fit the first time!

Once sewn together, I clipped the edges, turned it right side out, slipped it on, folded it underneath, and stapled it down.

The legs got a new coat of shiny gold paint…And here she is in all her shabby glam glory:

shabby glam footstool ps

I’ve never used upholstery tacks before, and found they’re a simple way to add a extra pretty finishing touch.

nailhead detail ps

I have the perfect little spot for it up in my closet project

shabby glam footstool with words

…Someday I may even get it finished!;)



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