Monday, October 22, 2012

Flour Sack Foot Stool

Say that ten times fast.

It's been a while since I have done a before and after.  This footstool was ummmm, gross.  I mean GROSS.  The fabric was an orange and green tweed.  Lovely.  Fortunately it was also stained and stinky, YEAH.

I liked the feet though.  I could see the possibilities!  First I stenciled a piece of linen-like fabric to mimic a French flour-sack.  Then I ripped all of the upholstery fabric off and tore the foam out and threw it all away.  Then I sprayed the webbing and wood with a diluted bleach mixture to get rid of the musty smell.  It worked quite well.  Then I replaced the padding and recovered it and am quite happy with the results.

Coming up soon......

Can you believe my husband thought these should have stayed at the dump!  Preposterous!  I mean...yes the foam has undergone some sort of chemical reaction that has rendered it to a Cheeto-like powder and there may or may not have been some extra mouse-like dead bodies inside...but I mean really!  Can't you see the possibilities?


Just wait.

Smiles from the farm,


  1. WOW. Love it. Can't wait to see what you do for the chairs! One time I rescued a chair from the bottom of the dumpster and thought I would re-cover it, but my kitten decided it was a good place to poo several times in a row before I figured out what he was doing in the spare room, and so I ended up having to throw it out. :/

  2. Oh my goodness, I too can see the possibilities, but you my dear have the know-how and are far
    more ambitious and talented! Love the footstool transformation.