Footstool Makeover Using a Coffee Sack
Hey friends, hope your week is going well! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the summertime tablescapes that went live today here (links are at the bottom). I am sharing this cute little foot stool makeover today. I snagged this baby for $3 at a garage sale. Isn’t it cute!? You can see what I did with the frames here, still working on the lazy susan! Here’s the thing…upholstery can get expensive quickly. Even a little bit of fabric can cost a good amount, then add in the wood and foam you need to make a cushion and you can end up sinking way more into a little project than you intended! I used two money saving tips on this little makeover that can help you with similar projects like recovering seat chairs, stools and benches. Fixing the tattered wood was a necessity, I didn’t want to have to recover this stool in the same manner it obviously was done originally, that would have required a trim piece and I wanted a more updated look. I simply filled the holes with wood filler and sanded it smooth. I reapplied where needed and then covered the whole thing in black homemade chalky paint. The first cost saver I employed happen on the insides. This little stool came cushion-less, so I was going to need a hefty piece of foam to build up the stool. Y’all may think I am totally crazy, but I didn’t spend a dime. I was driving down the street and saw a tossed out sofa that seamed like it was in pretty decent shape, so I snagged a cushion off of it! I ripped off the zippered cover, cut down a foam piece to fit in my bench and washed it twice in the washing machine and dried it on the sanitize cycle. I figured if I ruined it, no harm done. Good as new and the best budget idea I’ve had in a while! Thick foam can cost you $20 sometimes! So before you throw out old cushion or pillows think about if you could reuse the insides. Don’t pass up those old sofa cushions at a garage sale, or event he dreaded curb! Money is laying there. The second thing I did was save TONS of money by using coffee grain sacks from a local coffee roasting company. I paid $2 each for a few sacks and have used them on multiple projects. They are large, so when you cut the seams out you still have a nice size piece of burlap type material to work with. The font is completely in style and often comes in a variety of colors, but black still goes with everything! Think about the unexpected fabric, sometimes you can find great fabric on a clearance shower curtain, old sheets or blankets. There are lots of cost saving choices for little projects like this. To put my two budget busters together I cut a piece of scrap wood to fit in the stool frame, layered the foam on top and wrapped it with the coffee sack material. It all got secured with my handy electric stapler. So, here is my $5 coffee sack covered stool that I love, I use it next to a chair I read in a good bit and propping up my legs is actually really nice on my back. Hope these little tips help you recover something fun you find without breaking the bank. There is nothing worse than getting buyers remorse when you get a hefty bill for recovering an inexpensive find! There are a few links below to some tools that might help you along…
Tools You Mind Find Useful:
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Wood Filler – I like this one because it is easy to close so it doesn’t dry up!
Electric Stapler – This is the one I have
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