Sunday, 24 November 2013

Sunday Afternoon Makeover: Re-upholstering a Footstool

Sunday afternoon, hubs and I re-upholstered this old footstool that belonged to my granddad. It was covered in a rust-coloured 60's tweed, obviously very dated. We do use the footstool, as do the furry ones, so we thought it was time to give it a makeover.
It really wasn't that difficult, we watched a Youtube video (which wasn't very helpful) so we just kind of winged it. It didn't take long either, about an hour, and in the end, we think it turned out great!
Trimming to size
Figuring out the corners
A tuck here, a tuck there
Three more corners to go!
We decided not to re-finish the legs. For one, we wanted it done today, and two, because we wanted to keep some of the original character. Something from Gramps!



  1. You made a really good job of that, lovely...

  2. Looks fabulous! I like the idea of keeping the legs as is. If they are scratched you can rub a walnut on them -- the oil will darken the exposed wood.