Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Accidental Footstool

What is the saying?  When you fail, try, try again?  That is the thinking I used when I created this footstool.  
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This little base started out as a base I made for a three tiered side table.  Except I didn't like it for that. 
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Instead of trashing it or taking it apart, I decided it was the right size for a footstool.  And I just happened to have a piece of plywood cut the right size to use for it.  I grabbed some grey pillow ticking I had, an old pillow and some batting and covered the plywood.
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I start by stapling the corners and the middle of each of the sides.
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I stapled the sides and then pulled the corner staple.
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I trim the batting and fabric from the corner and the re-staple it.
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I added 1"x1" boards to the inside of the base to attach the upholstered top to.
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I screwed the top to these braces and then hot glued a rope around the edge for gimp.  
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It is a fun and sturdy stool, perfect for tired or feet or even as a small, extra seat.
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12 comments:

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    1. Thanks Audra! I like being able to turn lemons into lemonade!

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    1. Thank you Judy, I was happy to be able to turn my mistake into something else.

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  3. I like it a lot! I'm thinking of making a footstool of some kind for our place and this is a nice one!

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  4. What a great new stool, it looks fantastic :)

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    1. Thank Dawn. It has a few lumps and bumps, but then again so do I ;)!

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  5. That turned out so cute. What an excellent idea.

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  6. I love making footstools. I made one from an old washtub. Great storage & instead of feet I just attached furniture sliders so it wouldn't catch on my carpet. Plus it kept it frim getting too tall. What is gimp btw?

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  7. I love stools of any kind and that is wonderful. The pillow ticking and gray paint are perfect. I would love an accident like that.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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