At the beginning of the year I visited my local Dove House furniture shop and picked up this little footstool. Over the years I've bought a lot of second hand furniture from here which I've done up (some more successfully than others I might add) and I've found some brilliant curtains in the retail shop. It's definitely worth a quick visit or at least a browse at their ebay shop- there's some real bargains to be had and it's all in a good cause. You can find the locations of their shops here http://www.dovehouse.org.uk/shops
As you can see, the cover wasn't in the best condition but I had a fabric in mind which I thought would definitely cheer it up a bit. It's called Windswept Rose in Botany Blue and it's available from here http://www.fabricland.co.uk/ashchaz%20023.jpg
The first thing I did when I got it home (after taking it for a visit to the allotment to see PDMC) was to take off the feet..
This was really easy as the feet are the screw-in kind.
Then came the really fun bit of taking off all of the grotty fabric!
Once I'd got all of the nasty old fabric off, I could see that the base and foam were in excellent condition, so all that I needed to do was to cut out a square of my fabric, lay the upturned stool onto it centrally and then staple gun it into place.
This part was a lot harder than it looks! I'm glad PDMC was there to help to keep the fabric taut.
I added a nice new backing fabric and sat back and admired my little footstool.