Saturday, February 21, 2009
My first TS renovation project
I wish I had a before picture of this ugly foot stool that I purchased from a thrift store for $3.00. The wood base was finished with a maple stain and it was "upholstered" (if that is what you want to call it) with a dirty pink kettlecloth cotton fabric. I just knew this would be the perfect beginner project for me. After sanding down the wood base, I painted it black and distressed it lightly. I then applied a walnut stain followed by a coat of waterbased polycrylic satin finish. I found a salesman sample of upholstery fabric in my favorite colors - ivory, cranberry, sage, and mustard gold for 99 cents at another thrift store. I am so pleased with the outcome. Now I'm ready to start my next do-over. Maybe I'll tackle the old blue chair next.