The Little French Footstool

The Little French Footstool

I love to redo footstools. They sell really well for me and they’re a fast flip (usually, but after thePlaid Footstool Before music table debacle I’m gun shy on making that declaration anymore).

This footstool is typical of what I find when I’m out junking. 1970’s plaid with dark wood legs. You need some love!

This little guy was a bit wobbly and the owner Glued screw headbefore me clearly didn’t know how to fix that. Here’s a tip, gluing the screw head may stop a screw from spinning but I won’t actually tighten the screws.  Don’t do this.

As you can see from all the extra holes in the wood, theySo many holes in the bottom tried moving the legs around a few times. This left me with two options I could get my trusty chopsticks and wood glue out to fill the holes or I could just flip the wood circle over and use the clean surface. I opted for the clean surface.

I replaced the cushion and picked the cute Paris burlap I got on clearance.

Little Footstool DoneUpholstering a circle is tricky. My best advice is to pull hard and use a ton of staples. It’s the only way to keep the fabric from puckering on a circle.

Now it’s updated and sturdy. It put it in LaVintage LaRee and it didn’t last long. That’s a happy flip.

Happy flip before and after at Peony Lane Designs.