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.

5 comments:

Laurie said...

oohhh, it came out so nice! It has a great vintage appeal to it, which I love. Great job.

Janene said...

Hi Patti~Thank you for visiting my blog...I am so glad that you came over! I love reading about people's thrift store make overs. This footstool turned out fantastic!
I am adding you to my favs so that I can visit often.
I am now off to check out your other posts!
Have a great weekend!

Kath said...

Nice find! Great re-do...love the fabric!

Have a wonderful weekend-Kath

miss mary said...

hi! that came out pretty nice. I really like it. I like your blog and will try and read as much of it as I can. Have a blessed day. Hugs

Maggie R said...

Love this footstool you redid....I have one similar . It was my dad's.(1930's vintage) It needs a little repair and a new cover. Thanks for the inspiration.
I read in your profile you do rug hooking. This is my newfound love. I have done one small piece and am a larger one now, OMG it is addictive. I must take pictures for my blog..
Come visit sometime
((((hugs))))
Maggie