For Christmas one year, a relative of mine gifted everyone with wood step stools that he hand crafted and stained. There was a back story to the “stool” and each one came with a story that had been passed on through the generations. 10 years later, the stain was worn and the paint that once said “Lindsay” across the top of it was chipped. It was time for a redo. I wanted to dress it up and give it to Landyn. And because Im not much of a painter, I decided to do a fabric cover.
220 grit sand paper and Milwaukee hand sander (optional)
Rust-oleum spray paint in pure white, satin
fabric (I choose two different patterns)
Mod Podge for fabric
paper and pencil
To begin I sanded down my stool with 220 grit sand paper to get rid of all the old paint. I then spray painted it with Rust-oleum white spray paint. I did one coat because I wanted the wood grains to still show through.
I then picked out two different fabrics that I wanted to cover my stool with.
Next, I measured out approximately how much fabric I was going to need and painted a layer of Mod Podge across it. This helps keep the fabric from fraying once you cut it.
Using a piece of paper, I traced along the permimeter of each area of the stool I was going to cover with fabric to create a stencil.
Once the fabric is dry, I then placed my stencil on the fabric and cut.
Taking each panel in sections, I then applied a layer of mod podge directly onto the wood stool. I then glued the appropriate fabric piece on its desired spot. Repeat for all panels and let dry.
Once dry, I repeated with 2 more layers of mod podge, letting each later dry completely before applying the next.
Once the entire stool was dry, I cleaned up some edges with a x-acto knife.
Such a great way to dress things up.
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