DIY Upholstered Footstool

Making your personal furnishings can definitely be daunting and is probably not for the novice DIYer, however this little retro impressed footstool may be put collectively in underneath an hour and is far simpler to place collectively than you may assume! Utilizing a couple of primary instruments and with the proper provides it is possible for you to to place your ft up in your new stool very quickly!


  • 2 items of wooden minimize into equal sized circles (right here we used wooden circles 14″ in diameter)
  • legs (right here we used 10″ retro tapered legs discovered on Etsy)
  • material
  • material scissors
  • batting
  • staple gun or upholstery tacks
  • spray paint
  • screws
  • drill
  • phillips head drill bit
  • common skinny drill bit for pre-drilling
  • staple gun with staples
  • sand paper


1. Begin by making the bottom of your stool. Utilizing 1 of your wooden items, connect the legs. Our legs that we used got here with plates to make them connect at an angle and allowed for the legs to screw into the plates. If utilizing the plates or any legs that screw instantly into the wooden, pre-drill with a skinny drill bit earlier than screwing within the legs to connect them to the wooden.

2. As soon as the legs are hooked up to the wooden, scuff them up with sand paper to organize for paint. This step is non-compulsory if you wish to keep on with the pure colour of the legs and wooden.

three. Subsequent paint the bottom with a good coat of spray paint. Let dry for the size of time indicated on the again of your bottle of spray paint.

four. Whereas your paint is drying, put together the highest of the footstool for upholstering. Utilizing the opposite picket circle, hint a bigger circle in your material (at the least 6 inches in diameter wider than your unique circle). Reduce out the circle together with your scissors.

5. To upholster the highest, get your staple gun prepared and lay your picket circle instantly in the midst of the material circle. Pull one fringe of the material circle up over the wooden and place down one staple. Do the identical on the opposite aspect leaving slightly little bit of give to the material so that there’s room for the batting.

6. Staple round roughly seventy five% of the circle. Within the space that isn’t stapled, open and stuff with batting. Attempt to distribute the batting evenly across the prime of the circle.

7. As soon as your batting is in, end stapling across the circle. Be certain that to tug the material fairly taught at this level in order that your batting isn’t too unfastened inside the material. Reduce off the surplus material from the underside of the circle the place you have been stapling.

eight. Lastly, with the upholstered circle dealing with down, place your base on prime and use a number of screws to screw the underside base into the highest upholstered material. Just remember to screws are lengthy sufficient to screw by way of the underside base and into the highest however not so lengthy that they’ll go previous the depth of the two circles put collectively.

Pair with a nook lounge chair, put your really feel up and chill out, you’re completed!

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