Monday, February 27, 2012

 Can you believe it?  I actually have a new project to share with you.  FINALLY!  Sorry I've been absent lately, but we've been a little busy with life.  I have a feeling it's about to get a lot more busy with our oldest starting soccer in a few weeks. 
Anyways, back to the project.  We had this dingy end table with scratches galore that either needed to be refinished or donated.  We decided to make it into a footstool instead.  Our living room needed a pop of color with fabric and we thought it would be functional as well. 
I didn't take any pictures of it, but my husband cut down the legs by about 2 inches so that it would be a good height to rest your legs on.  You can tell by the blue painters tape on one of the legs how much we cut off.
 We went to the fabric store and bought a piece of foam cut exactly to the size of the top of the table and enough batting to cover the top and around the sides. 
 My husband was so helpful in picking out the right fabric.  I tend to stick to what is safe, and he's open to being a little more bold.  We decided on a bright green floral pattern that was luckily in the clearance section.  I love it.  It's a nice pop of color in our living room that's full of blues and neutrals. 
 First we place the foam on the top of the table....
 and then wrapped and stapled all the batting around the bottom of the table. 
 Here it is stapled and trimmed up so the legs could be reinserted.
 When we stapled the fabric to the table, we found it best to start with the corners first and then the sides.
 Don't be afraid to use a lot of staples!  No one will ever see the underside. 
 We reinserted the legs...
 and now have a brand new footstool.  It doesn't look like a normal footstool because of how the table turns downward, but I think it still turned out pretty good. 
 Much more useful than a scratched up, unused end table. 
It's something we can kick our feet up on or use as an extra seat if we have company.  My boys had to model how to use it. 
I have a few more things to share with you this week and soon I'll have two room makeovers complete.  Hope you'll stick around.


  1. Love it and the fabric! And who cares about "normal" that's what makes it unique!

  2. That's a really great transformation! I love the fabric choice. Now I wish I had an old table sitting around. :)