It's taken me more that 2 months but I've finally finished it. Do you remember the stool I found in November at a yard sale? See my yard sale finds here. I knew you wouldn't recognize her. This neglected beauty needed a little care and after a little sanding, staining, painting and reupholstering she looks better than ever. Just look at those legs!
I originally planned to paint the stool black but after I sanded it I found the most beautiful natural wood. I couldn't bring myself to cover it with paint it.
Here are a few pictures I took along the way during this dramatic makeover.
Refinishing the Wood
|Stool with removable top|
|Stool after sanding|
|Stool stained Ebony with MinWax|
Fabric on the Inside
To cover the inside I used Mod Podge and a fabric remnant I found at Premier Fabrics.
I took the stool apart. I used a sponge brush to apply Mod Podge to the bottom piece.
I layed the fabric over the Mod Podge and smoothed the fabric. Then I trimmed the fabric to the shape of the bottom piece.
Reupholster the Top
I reupholstered the top with Suzani chocolate/ natural by Premier Prints.
|Remove old upholstery and cut foam to size.|
|Wrap foam and seat in batting secure with staples.|
|Fold sides to make a pleat and secure with staples.|
|Cut off extra fabric|
|Cut piece to cover bottom of cushion, fold under edges and secure with staples.|
Paint the Hardware
Krylon Brushed Metallic Carmel Latte
Seal the Wood
Rust-Oleum Clear Lacquer
Before and After