How do you reupholster an old footstool?

How do you reupholster an old footstool?

Reupholster a Very Old Footstool

  1. Step 1: Take Stock. This covering is just too threadbare to try to salvage.
  2. Step 2: Unhitch the Old Cover.
  3. Step 3: Clean and Sand.
  4. Step 4: Apply New Wood Stain.
  5. Step 5: Fresh Padding.
  6. Step 6: Staple Fabric.
  7. Step 7: Staple All Around.
  8. Step 8: Cut Off Excess Fabric.

How can I cover the top of my footstool?

Lay the curtain fabric out on the floor and place the footstool upside down on top. Cut out a piece of fabric, about 15cm larger than the footstool, all the way around. Turn the footstool up, drape the fabric over and pin to hold in place.

Is it easy to recover a footstool?

Reupholstering a footstool may seem complex, but it is actually quite easy. You can choose a new piece of fabric to give your footstool a makeover, or just tighten up the existing fabric and padding to give your footstool a facelift.

How do you restore a footstool?

  1. Remove the unwanted fabric. Begin by ‘ripping down’ or stripping off the old fabric covering and trimmings.
  2. Prise out old staples. Take out all tacks and staples.
  3. Measure up new fabric.
  4. Staple fabric to frame.
  5. Add a decorative piping.
  6. Cover the bottom half.
  7. Secure the underside.
  8. Add and fix some trims.

What’s the best way to reupholster a footstool?

Take your new (or old) padding and fabric and slip these materials back over the footstool. Adjust the padding and fabric as needed so that they are lined up as they should be. You can also tuck under the edges if they will be visible, such as on the edge of the footstool.

How to replace the padding on a footstool?

Slip off the fabric. After you have removed all of the staples, slip the fabric and padding off of the footstool. If the fabric or padding is damaged, then you can discard it and replace it with new fabric and/or padding. If the fabric and padding are still good, then just set them aside for now. Check for damage.

What’s the best way to secure a footstool?

Use staple gun to secure the new pieces. After you have created or purchased new pieces for your footstool, secure them back in place using a staple gun. You can also use a hammer and nails for this part if you prefer. Make sure that you reattach the pieces in the correct order and locations.

How do you remove a staple from a footstool?

To remove a staple, insert your screwdriver so that it is under the staple. Then, tilt the screwdriver handle downwards lift the staple out of the fabric and wood. When the staple is almost out, you should be able to pull it the rest of the way out with your fingers.