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A Quick and Easy Footstool Makeover

Footstool makeover

Here’s a quick and easy footstool makeover for you.

Footstool makeover

Sometime last year I bought this little footstool.

Footstool Makeover

It’s hard to tell, but it has a pretty decent looking gray, linen look fabric. Nice enough, but borrring. It’s been part of the mess in the bedroom that sorta became the catch-all room. The room I need to organize so I can get to my sewing machine and maybe even put a baby bed for the granddarlings in there. I figured if I could do something with the stool and get it to a booth, that would be one less thing to step over in that room. I could have left it as is, but it just seemed to need something… more. That “more” became a stencil.

Using some plain ol’ contact paper from Dollar General that I had lined a drawer with and my trusty Silhouette Cameo (ad) – I’m always looking for a reason to use the Silhouette – I cut out No. 21 in Tirani Solid LET font. I really have no idea if that’s a font I’ve downloaded or if it came with the Silhouette software. But it’s pretty. And exactly what I was looking for.

Footstool makeover

Then, using a small, stiff, stencil brush, I dabbed on Martha Stewart’s Multi-Surface Satin craft paint (ad) in Wedding Cake white. When you stencil something, always use an up and down motion. Never a brush stroke. Unless you want a brush stroke look. There are always exceptions to the rules.

Martha Stewart multi surface paint

It actually turned out pretty cute.

Footstool makeover

If no one wants to buy it like this, then I can recover it later. But for now, it’s outta my way. And that’s a good thing.

Footstool makeover

For the life of me I couldn’t find a good spot in the house to take a picture! It just didn’t look right anywhere.:-(

Footstool makeover

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Hi! I'm Wanda, the owner of Just Vintage and this is my blog where I talk about buying, selling, and decorating with all things vintage. I want to help you learn what to buy for resale and maybe give you inspiration in decorating, even if it's what NOT to do.

2 thoughts on “A Quick and Easy Footstool Makeover

  1. Too cute! Love that font…may be coming to “Wonder Woman Wanda’s” and using your silhouette. It will sell at Angels!

  2. super cute! i love a little footstool. but also never have the right spot for them.

    i like the graphic you did. i’d have been too afraid to put paint to fabric, so YOU GO, GIRL 🙂


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