Monday, June 29, 2009

Foot Stool Makeover

I have had this metal base for approximately 10 years now. It has been a side table in many apartments with a glass circle table top sitting on top of it, but it spent most of its time under my bed until now. I made my parents pack it in their mini-van all the way home to West Virginia when I found it on vacation at Myrtle Beach when I was 16. Thanks mom and dad! God knows why I liked it so much, but here it is!

When I was in high school, I had big dreams to upholster it in leopard velvet. Goodness. Here it is in its previous incarnation as a table:

Yeeeech! I know, right? Sorry old roommates, but when you need an extra end table, you use what you have when you are in law school, right?

Anyway, the thing that has kept me from upholstering a seat for it is that I couldn't figure out how to attach a wooden seat to the metal frame. I had a really frustrating day at the office a week or two ago, and on the way home I went to Lowe's or Home Depo determined to figure out how to attach it. Here is what I came up with:Wish me luck! I will keep you all posted on my progress:

1 comment:

Jim Dauphin said...

Excellent!!Mmmm, now for the cloth--I bet it will be yellow flowers!!