Remember this foot stool I picked up for the recent bedroom changes upstairs?
It’s one of the stools I bought while antique shopping. Since the mattress is so high, both stools are needed in the bedroom I’ve been re-decorating.
I took both stools to the project studio for a new upholstery job.
When I opened the lid to the secret compartment in this stool, I couldn’t bear to tear it apart. Someone went to a lot of trouble to make it neat and tidy.
I didn’t love the fabric in the room. (And, yuk! Who knows where’s that’s been!?)
Just as with the Painted Upholstery Trial on the low seat/stool, I decided to paint any possible grunge away to a clean new surface for this project, too.
I painted the legs of both foot stools with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White.
And, then I painted the cushion with Annie Sloan’s Arles.
I’d planned to add fabric medium.
But, since I like the results of the painted seat cushion, painted without fabric medium added to the paint, I decided to repeat the procedure.
I roughed the white paint in a few places with sandpaper. A light rubbing over the cushion with light-grit sandpaper smooths it to feel like leather.
The room completion is drawing to a close. I’ll be sharing more projects for this room during the next two weeks. I’m glad to be finishing this project since spring is right around the corner. I’m ready for porch time! Are you?
What spring projects are you planning? Any porch sprucing?