If you know me at all, you know I can’t pass up cuties like this. When I first lay eyes on this vintage vinyl footstool, I giggled!! Those chubby turned legs looked like an animal’s legs. Don’t you think?
Not only are they cute, but that gorgeous dark patina definitely needs saving. However, that damaged green vinyl has got to GO. It has cuts, paint, and oodles of blucky yuck.
If you’d like to see my past footstool makeovers, you can take a peek HERE. Or you can take a peek at this video below too.
Okay, it’s time to get this vintage vinyl footstool makeover underway! Obviously, it makes sense to remove said vinyl. Lemme tell ya that this is always the part that takes forever, so if you’re inclined to try, don’t be discouraged! You can read my tutorial in this past post.
Isn’t this view hilarious?!? “Help me! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” haha!
If you look close, you”ll see oodles of upholstery tacks. Before I can take those out, however, I first need to remove those legs. They are all loose and it’s not surprising.
Next, pop on some gloves and have at those tacks. After what seems like over one hundred tacks are removed, I can finally see the light. It’s at this point I’m always asking myself, “what have you got yourself into?” haha.
Now all our parts are removed, it’s time to reassemble. First, I use screws to better anchor those leg bases to the frame. Then, I reset the legs and attach them with glue and nails. Better than new!
Next, it’s upholstery time. I found this gorgeous linen in a local shop and thought it gave the vintage vibe while also accenting that rich, dark brown in the legs.
Without a doubt, my nailer is what makes this job a breeze. I have a pneumatic gun as well, but this battery-operated one is much easier on my wrists and is portable. Plus, I add a dust shield and something fun.
Here’s my vintage vinyl footstool that is now refreshed and ready to go. I think the fabric really compliments those fun legs.
I’d say it’s now shining and no longer yelling, “help me!” haha. I wanted to modernize it a bit with the way I upholstered. I used the basic lines to do that, but I also added nailheads to give it a rustic vibe too.
Finally, I can take a few second to put my feet up. Won’t you join me for a cuppa #trashure?
Last, if you’d like to give your tootsies a treat, you can purchase this footstool for your home in my online shop. (SOLD)
In addition, do pin and share to inspire others to see past the damage and wear to see the potential that’s there.
Up next, I’ll be sharing what I have envisioned for this vintage quilt rack. SEE THE END RESULT HERE.
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I love footstools and you did such a wonderful job!!
They’re so addictive, aren’t they? haha. Thanks, Cheryl.
I love the fabric, nice and neat job too !!
It was fun to shop for it and accent those chubby legs. hee hee. Thanks!
Mary formerly of the boondocks says
Now the fabric compliments those legs and they really stand out. Good job!!
I wish you could see the beautiful crackle patina they have. I wish I could hear the stories!
You’re such a fun gal, Ginny! Thank you.
Cheryl Atkinson says
Hi Larissa! That is really pretty fabric. I just re-apohstered a bench with a final seat and I bet there was over a hundred tacks and tiny nails. The whole job I was second guessing myself. It was old, very old and the paint was peeling so I though I could strip it. Mistake!! I ended up using Saltwash in the paint so you couldn’t see the oppsies. That paint was not coming off with anything. Needless to say I will not try that again with an older piece.
oooh…yes, you had your hands full…literally! 😀 Thank you for getting what I deal with on a regular basis. Glad you hung in with it!
Really loving your makeover. The way you finished it and added the nailheads really made it such a beautiful stool!
I’m so pleased to hear that, Mariah. Thank you so much. 😀
Sure did come out cute!
Yay! Thank you so much, Becky.
Hi Larissa, Wow, she certainly did have some blucky yuck vinyl. I’m not surprised, that you saw past all that and made her gorgeous and full of life once again. She is beautiful dressed in her new fabric and tacks!
My hands are still sore! haha! Thanks so much, Kaycee. Finally it’s done!
Marie B. says
Love your fabric choice, Larissa. Look at dem legs now!
tee hee! They are too cute to be hidden under vinyl. Thanks, Marie!
tee hee. Thanks, Susan!
Them legs where the 1st thing that caught my eye.
Don’t know why; but I always have to look at the legs of furniture pieces before anything else.
Fantastic job on the foot stool and love the fabric. Really looks great on that type of stool.
You and me both. They show the craftsmanship quality. I’m so glad you like it, Colleen. 🙂