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?
Smiles from the farm,