Remember this antique footstool I purchased a few weeks ago when my mom was visiting? Well, I finally gave it a makeover! I was planning on making a slipcover, but this footstool makeover turned out to be much easier…
I decided to try to pull off a couple of the tacks to see how easy the footstool would be to strip. I’ve stripped several pieces finished with nailhead trim before and they can be so tedious to remove. These just popped right off, so I proceeded with the footstool makeover right on the spot. I was able to strip it in about 15 minutes and discovered that contemporary leaf design was hiding delightful antique blue and white ticking!
This layer is obviously the equivalent of the footstool’s undergarments, but I still love it. It was a little dusty, so I cleaned it thoroughly with a vacuum.
I still might reupholster it or make a slipcover, but it was good enough to call this footstool makeover complete for now!
What do you think? Would you call this footstool makeover done or make a cover for it?
If I did want to make a slipcover for it, I would make something similar to THESE dining chair slipcovers with a mini box pleat trim and little ties around the legs. I would most likely use a simple antique hemp linen.
Just for fun, I decided to do a little shopping on Etsy to see if I could find some footstools in a similar style. I actually found a couple that are almost identical to mine, but they are a lot more expensive. I only paid about $60 for mine. There are some reasonably-priced cute footstools, though. I always keep an eye out for them when I’m out shopping second-hand. They are just so useful to tuck under tables and in front of chairs. We use them all over our house.
Any other footstool hoarders out there?