My youngest daughter is expecting her first child in March. She has decided to decorate the nursery in a woodland animals theme. While shopping around for a comfortable swivel rocker for the nursery (which we found a perfect one at Value Village for only $7.99!) we luckily came across the perfect footstool to go with it. Well, it had the makings of the perfect foot stool, we just needed to change it up a bit!
We started with this brown, furry mushroom-shaped foot stool...straight out of the 70's! In fact, if this would have been orange, or yellow, it would have fit in perfectly with my junior high bedroom back in the day!
We got to work removing all of the staples and dismantling the whole thing.
We used the removed pieces as patterns for our new pieces. Lucky for us I had the perfect color of cream-colored vinyl in my stash...I knew when I saw it at a thrift store that it would come in handy some day!
We thought it would be fun to add some "grass" around the bottom of the stool. We used fusible bonding web to adhere the fabric strips to the vinyl. We tested the process first on a scrap. It worked fine, without melting the vinyl, as long as we used a pressing cloth over the fabric and vinyl. Once in place, each blade was stitch with a straight stitch close to the edge.
The new pieces were then reattached to the plywood with staples.
Although the original was left with the plywood showing, we plan on gluing a ring of felt around the underside to finish it off. Now we have a cute toad stool foot stool for her woodland nursery!
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