Cow-a-Bunga!

Updated: Apr 19

You see a lot of footstools on my blog. I have said many times they are an easy makeover and a great opportunity to use a fun fabric. The amount of fabric is minimal as well. You don't need to invest in yards and yards of fabric. Usually a half yard is all you need and you would still have enough fabric to reupholster another one (if not two!).

I purchased this footstool at an estate auction. It had the typical faded, dirty fabric which had to go!



Fortunately, there was only one layer of fabric. Once that was removed, I painted the base with Rustoleum Chalked paint in the Charcoal color.

Once that was dry, I distressed the painted portion and coated it with Varathane Crystal Clear Satin Polyurethane.



I chose a fun fabric for this one. I found this black and white farm animal print canvas fabric at JoAnn fabric store. I really liked it and the farmhouse look is so popular right now.

I added new foam and a layer of cotton batting.



I arranged the fabric so the cow would be featured on the footstool. I tacked the fabric with a staple gun and secured the fabric all around the base.

I love the way this turned out. It is simple, yet classy and fits right in with modern farmhouse decor. This particular piece is available at The Standard in Bourbon, IN.


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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.