Another weekend has come and gone and another nursery-related project has been checked off of the to-do list! I can’t tell you how excited I am to add this piece to Baby A’s room! I’ve been smitten with fur footstools for a while but I was NOT loving the price tags attached to said footstools! Over the summer my mom, myself, and my grandma have been spending our early Saturday mornings at Yard Sales looking for things we could use and at one Estate sale my grandma pointed out that I could easily turn a barstool into a footstool with the right tools. So, I snagged a barstool for somewhere around $5.00 and set out to turn it into the fur footstool of my dreams!
+Either a bar stool or a footstool of your choice. (barstool will need to be cut down, plain footstool will not!)
+Felt floor protector pieces for the bottom of your footstool
+Small piece of foam (I got mine from Hobby Lobby)
+Faux fur sheepskin rug ( I got mine at TJMaxx)
I didn’t take a proper “before” photo because I immediately dropped it off with my little brother to have him cut it down and level it out for me but it looked pretty identical like this in the beginning.
He cut the legs to just below the top 4 dowels, sanded the ends and put some felt pieces on the bottom to keep it from scratching our hardwood floors. I can’t say thanks enough for his help in this! There’s no way I would have had the energy to do the hard work he did for me for this project!
If you’re using a barstool consider the above your “step one”, if you’re fancying up a drab footstool skip on to the next!
1. ] paint the legs and bottom of the stool-
As you can see I wasn’t too worried about getting it on the top or sides of the stool as well, since it’s going to be covered anyway I didn’t mind a little messy edges!
5 .] Flip the stool over and staple the fabric to the underside of the stool.
In the end I am SO pleased with this piece and I think it will look great in front of my great grandmas glider that I’ll be showing you later this week! Any questions? Feel free to leave them in the comments below and as always if you try it yourself I’d LOVE to see how you make it your own!