This little stool was basically free and was thrown in when I bought my $5.00 sideboard from my local haunt. I actually have two of these, but plan to cover them differently.
I have been planning to rescue them from the pitiful state they are in and seeing it is raining today thought I would make a start.
Please excuse the hideous carpet which is in my office. Hopefully it will be getting pulled up to make way for white floorboards soon. =0)
Firstly, I tore off the vinyl covering and carefully pried out the old upholstery tacks. Underneath I found this old wadding, which I have kept as it was in good condition still. The next step involved covering it in a natural canvas and give it a light sand.
This is from underneath the stool. The stools lid actually lifts to reveal a storage compartment and has a weird little box thing inside. This is the underside of the box which shows the makers label. I have kept this on because I think it adds a sense of history to it…even though it may not be overly old. I am thinking 70’s.
Here is my little stool now. All that is left to do is give it a wipe over with bees wax to seal the wood. I am so happy with how it turned out and it only took an hour!!