Sunday, October 19, 2008

Our own "before & after"

Inspired by our recently upholstered chair, Dustin and I took on a bland footstool to get our feet wet with upholstery. Above is the footstool in it's original form.
We took off the fabric and with the seam ripper, separated all of the fabric pieces so we could have an exact pattern to go by.
By using the original fabric as a pattern we cut our new fabric accordingly and then started sewing. On the above right image, I'm sewing in the edge piping.
After sewing the three pieces together it was time to recover the padding and then staple it in place.
Ta-da! Much, much better :)

7 comments:

Chelsea said...

Love this! I really like that fabric. Do you know who makes it? Thanks!

Lisa said...

Looks great - and SO inspiring! Yay for more DIY on the show... I mean blog. :-)

ERiCA said...

very super! what a great couply project too! Dustin hands and Whitney hands! i'm going to tackle a futon cover soon i think....:)

Heather from the bar said...

That's it. I am registering for a sewing machine. And maybe a few how-to books :) That footstool came out amazing!

Jennifer Warner said...

Hey-
Love the fabric! Where did you get it? I'd love to use something like that in my guest room.

Whitney {from Darling Dexter} said...

I wish I knew who made the fabric! Dustin actually picked out this fabric and had it cut before I found him again in the fabric store. I'll check back through my scraps and see if the brand is anywhere on the edge.

An Atlanta Bride said...

I need to hang out with more creative people! I WISH I had your skills!