Old Stool Gets a New Finish

old-stool

This old stool was languishing at a garage sale, unsold. Needless to say, Holly walked away with it for free and blogged about it’s transformation at McCall Manor.

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Curbside Find to Cable Knit Footstool

old-trashed-footstool

Tempest blogs at Ellomennopee. “I’ve always wanted a footstool, I blame Disney,” she confesses. (That footstool puppy in Beauty and the Beast is pretty irresistible!) Hence the reason why Tempest rescued this worn out footstool from the curb.

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A Little Gold Makes This Footstool Shine

Thrifty Treasures footstool before

When Sara, from Thrifty Treasures, found this footstool, it was looking pretty frumpy.  Faded upholstery in a dated fabric covered a lumpy, bumpy shape.  There was something about the shape of the little claw feet, though, that made her think the stool had some possibilities.

Thrifty Treasures footstool before

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Cable Spool to Upholstered Stool

The Shabby Creek Cottage cable spool before

At The Shabby Creek Cottage, Gina’s husband works for a cable  company, so she has easy access to the leftover wooden cable spools.  She realized that the shape and height of the spools was just right for becoming a stool.

The Shabby Creek Cottage cable spool before

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Children’s Footstools from $2 Table

Fussy Monkey Business stool before

Crystal from Fussy Monkey Business says, “I bought this table for $2 from my friend’s grandfather. I didn’t know what I would do with it because of it’s odd shape, so it sat in the garage for A LONG TIME.”

Fussy Monkey Business stool after

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Yardstick Stool

Thistlewood Farm yardsticks before

When KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm found a whole bunch of yardsticks at a thrift store, she brought them home and made a list of all the ways she might use them.  First project on her list was making this fun yardstick stool.

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Reupholstered Stool

Kristin from Intentionally Inspired found this cute little stool during citywide dump day. She felt pretty blessed by such a unique find and knew it deserved better than the dump. With new paint and new fabric it looks like a completely different stool. Kristin points out that this is an extremely simple process for refabbing {…Read More…}

Reupholstered Stool

Catherine from Paisley & Polka Dot Threads was lucky enough to find this stool on Freecycle for, of course, FREE! The lady getting rid of it told Catherine it was “sturdy, but ugly.” Luckily, ugly is easy to fix! Catherine had to prep the frame for painting by chipping off veneer and sanding it smooth. {…Read More…}