Saturday, April 2, 2011

Revamp Part 1

I have been seeing cool little footstool makeovers all over blogland

I counted my lucky starts when this one was at the oppy today for $5


I raced home and got to work (denying the kid her promised bike ride)


OK, we're down to 2 layers unpicked, but the 2nd layer seems to have 3 pieces sewn together....


Back to vinyl. Wow, I thought, someone's covered over this? But the corners
were giving it away.....


The legs came off pretty easily, they are a nice plastic.....


The kid helped me out with some action shots. I nearly broke a sweat!



Hmm...


Right back to a pillow (as in on the bed) squished into a pillow case!


 Lets just say, there was a LOT of dirt, I used sandpaper, pliers and elbow grease and
here's what I ended up with!


Hmmm, could've gone to Bunnings for that......

9 comments:

Mookah said...

Oh you've got to love a good challenge though don't you? Thank god mine was a lot simpler than that...although the smell of the century old dust was a little confronting. Best of luck and can't wait to see the finished result.

Vic said...

Oh. Bugger. I did one when I was preggers; if you remember I just glued (yes... glued) fabric to the original vinyl lmao.

Good luck!

CurlyPops said...

I love how you have photos all the way through, and I have to chuckle that you ended up with a piece of wood and 4 legs!
Whats that saying? It's all about the "experience".....

willywagtail said...

beautiul barkcloth! can you rescue tht? cherrie

Sue said...

All that work to reveal the end! I am sure it will be worth all the work in the end, and it would have cost more than $5 at Bunnings!

Jenifir said...

Suburban archeology? Are any of the fabrics(when cleaned/dirt removed) usable? Looking forward to what you finish with.

...'recolygy' is my word verification - made up word that kind of relates to the post...weird!

Andi said...

Go Bec.
It'll be GREAT!!

willywagtail said...

Thankyou for the beautiful cloth. To see it in it's new life check out my blog. Hugs Cherrie

SueB said...

had a good chuckle with the end result. I can really relate to this. and "could've got it at bunnings" comment was priceless. But just think of the therapy benefits of delayering the stool.
...priceless :)