I am finally done with this project! It has taken me days to complete. I had a few little distractions.
Like taking a nap.
And taking another nap.
And rowing across the lake because it was such a perfect night for a row.
And unpacking a few more boxes, because I still can’t find a thing.
I did find enough supplies to get this project done though.
It only took a couple of hours once I sat down to work on it.
It was the planning that was hard for me.
The new house came with quite a bit of junk.
I love junk you know.
I just couldn’t wait to make this cool wooden box into a foot stool.
I have no idea why the owners left it behind.
I think it’s beautiful. I love the diagonal slant of the wood, very chic.
Problem was, it was to low to use for much of anything. It is perfect for a foot stool however.
While I was unpacking from our recent move, I came across these old pillows. They are stained and pretty much past their prime.
I put one on top of the wooden box, and presto! The stool idea came to life.
I love repurposed items!
I found some chic black and white fabric on clearance at Hobby Lobby.
I also picked up some pretty green braided trim and some bling nail heads.
The wooden box had a few loose boards which I glued in place with a bit of wood glue before I started.
I also put a bit of furniture oil on the wood to give it a bit of new life but still keep the rustic appeal of the piece.
Then I took a nap.
When I woke up I went to the store and bought these 50 lb. load casters and some screws.
I came home and installed them on the bottom of the box.
Then I took another nap.
This is a true story.
Apparently, rowing across the lake is very tiring. Who knew?
Next step was to mark off the box where I wanted the trim to be. I used Frog Tape for this.
Then I cut the fabric to size (my box happened to be 18″ square and the pillow fit perfectly on top), adding 3″ to each edge for a 24″ square.
I used a staple gun to secure the fabric just above the marked line of the Frog tape.
Afterwards, I cut the trim to size and hot glued it over the edge of the fabric, covering the staples as I went.
I used a pencil and ruler to mark 1″ sections on the Frog Tape for the placement of the bling nail heads.
Nailing the bling into place was the fun part.
I love to nail things.
The Frog Tape was easy to remove when I was finished.
I like how it turned out.
I pleated the corners of the stool to take up the extra fabric and I like how clean the edges look.
The wheels give it a nice height, great for resting your feet or sitting at the coffee table to play games with the family.
This is the first of many projects I hope to finish in this room.
I look forward to taking many more naps on this porch in the process.
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