We inherited an unused, but sturdy footstool from a relative at Easter dinner (a young couple we met in the elevator of this seniors’ building were holding a tv, also inherited at dinner).
We thought that the footstool could be enlivened through reupholstering and a new paint colour for the body; after perusing Fabricville and The Paint Shop, we chose this fun print, and Krylon spray-paint in Smoke Gray (gloss).
A sunny AND windless day in St. John’s is very rare this time of year, but as luck would have it, last Tuesday provided the prefect conditions for spray-painting! I removed the lid hinges and set them aside. I unscrewed each leg and stuck the screw end into an empty overturned kleenex box, preventing their contact during the spray job.
I balanced the body of the footstool on two rocks, atop a patio stone we use for paint jobs. After applying 20 very light coats, 5 minutes apart, the stool was dry and ready to come inside.
I chose to simply cover the lid with the new fabric, without the messy job of taking out the former material. The fabric needed a quick ironing, and then it was ready for the heavy-duty stapler. Since I chose a geometric pattern, I was careful to align the circles before finalizing the staples.
And here’s the result:
And since there was some paint left in the can, I grabbed this plastic-framed mirror, left by the previous owners
After a few coats, voila!
From start to finish of both projects took ~1 hour.