I picked up this little foot stool (or ottoman) for a mere $2.69 at a thrift store recently and thought I would show you at least the beginnings of my new venture into furniture redoing (we'll see how that goes). I love the midcentury look, which is why this piece caught my eye. Plus, it's in desperate need of some TLC.
Above is the untouched piece in its found (un)glory.
Here is a photo of it after I screwed off three of the four wooden legs, which I intend to paint. I love that about a lot of the midcentury pieces -- the legs screw off!
And here it is after I removed most of the metal hardware with my Phillips screwdriver. Next step will be to begin carefully removing the badly rusted staples so I can open this baby up and see what frightening things await inside. I intend to try keeping the fabric intact initially so I can make my new pattern from it.
Believe it or not, this thing has been sitting in my studio for a couple weeks waiting for me to do something with it. Guess I have been a bit hesitant to begin because, really, I am figuring this out as I go. But I'm hoping this will be a simple reupholstery project, providing a great opportunity for me to achieve success right out of the gate. I hope so, because I have several other DIY projects waiting in the queue! So far, the hardest part has been deciding which fabric to use!