Monday, October 28, 2013
Recovering a Footstool
I made this footstool in high school during shop class. Yep, I used a lathe and everything, but don’t ask me to repeat the process. I really don’t remember what I learned from that class or any class from high school for that matter!
I have wanted to recover this footstool for a while now as it doesn't really match anything. Originally, I covered the cushion in a light green fabric.
I decided to give recovering with canvas drop cloth a try. I turned the footstool over and cut a piece of drop cloth to cover. After making sure it fit, I quickly made a seam on the edge to prevent fraying.
Using a staple gun I secured the drop cloth to the bottom of the footstool.
Now, I know this doesn't look pretty but who really sees the bottom side anyway?
Just pull the fabric and staple when smooth. I find it works better to place a staple in the middle and work your way out to the edges with your staple gun.
And now the finished top…
Quick and cheap fix. If I want to change the fabric, it will be easy just to take out the staples and repeat the process with a new patterned fabric.