How to Reupholster a Foot Stool {with hot glue}

This is an easy project and my guide for how to reupholster a foot stool using hot glue. We all need uncomplicated DIY projects to keep our creativity flowing.

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!


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  1. 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!

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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

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

  5. 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

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