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How to Reupholster a Foot Stool {with hot glue}

Happy Friday Friends!

I thought I would share a fun and easy project with you today.

How to Reupholster a Foot Stool!

Stool Before and After


During my daughters recent room makeover, I was determined to use as much of our own items as I could!

I love making something look new and different with out spending money!

Who’s with me on that??

I have had this stool in her room since she was about 4 years old.  It was bought by my sister for really cheap at an estate sale. It was a cute stool but not her style anymore.


Stool Before Pic


First thing to do was remove the skirt.  It was stapled on so I just had to basically pull it off.


Stool Before


Next was to spray paint the legs GOLD!

I used the same can of gold spray paint that I used on the Thrift Store Lamp Makeover.

Krylon Metallic Brilliant Gold


Sorry I didn’t take a picture of this…I’m pretty sure you all know how this part is done 🙂

Next I had to cut the fur fabric to fit. Easy Square!


Stool without Skirt


Pull the fabric up around the stool and cut off any extra that you will not need.

Don’t cut too much at first, you can always trim any extra as you glue.


Stool Almost Finished


Stool Fur Scraps


Get you glue gun heated up while you are cutting away!


Stool Hot Glue Gun


Then glue one side of each corner first, then the other.  The fur was very easy to work with because it didn’t require perfect edges.

If you use a different fabric you would need to be more meticulous here.


Stool gluing fur


That is it! How to Reupholster a Foot Stool that is EASY! FUN! AND FURRY!

She is sitting in here new home…you can see that here.


Stool After View


Stool After with Shoes


Sarah Beth Bed View

I hope you enjoyed this little project of mine as much as I loved doing it! I am gearing up for a fun fall so make sure you are connected so that you don’t miss out.  At the top of my blog you can find ways to follow me through social media.  The best way is to add your email to the subscribe box.  I would really appreciate that! And don’t be shy, share me with your friends.

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  2. That is so adorable Sonya!! And looks like something you would buy in a store! (in a good way!! 😉 ) Ok and all this gold is REALLY making me want to go spray paint something!! lol I’m loving it

  3. JaneEllen says:

    Great transformation, love the gold legs with the fur. Gives her much more personality. Looks fun also. Great job refabbing her.

  4. Finally, an upholstery tutorial I might actually be able to handle! I’m so intimidated by fabric. Thanks for the tips here. Pinned this one! And thanks for stopping by my blog. ~ Ali from Pies & Puggles

    1. You are so sweet! Anything I can do with hot glue is always a win in my book. Thanks for pinning. ~Sonya

  5. I just received a foot stool and I had no idea what I was going to do with it to make it aesthetically pleasing enough that I’d keep it in view and use it. THIS is exactly what I was looking for! I don’t sew and the fur is probably what I’d do so I don’t have to worry about the fabric being perfect. Thank you 🙂

  6. I love this Sonya! I covered a large ottoman but used staples and it was so super easy. Of course I also spray painted the feet gold!!! Huge impact with very little cost or effort, love it!!! I’ve seen those little fur stools at target and they are so super cute your’s is even better!

  7. Very good idea and easy to do it.

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