Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The most recent edition of Veranda includes a half page spotlight of three pieces of Bunny Williams’ second Beeline Home Furniture line of small scale tables and stools.
Although I loved all three featured pieces, it was the simple white painted stool upholstered in muslin called “The Pug Bench” which caught my eye.
I immediately thought of the footstool I purchased a while back for a few dollars at a thrift store.
Now I realize it is a very big stretch to compare the two as mine is a footstool and Bunny’s is a small bench and the lines of the two pieces are not similar at all. However, seeing Bunny’s bench was just the inspiration I needed to transform my formerly very dark footstool into something much more stylish. (I’ll explain the missing nailhead trim below.)
Here is how I accomplished this simple transformation.
Remove needlepoint cover. Lightly sand frame and paint with BM Paper Mache.
Use old cover as a pattern for new cover made of natural color linen.
Attach new cover using staple gun - same process as covering a chair seat.
Attach top to stool base using screws.
Add decorative nailhead trim.
At this point the project took a turn for the worse. I tried to attach the nails with a hammer and they just would not stay – this stool was not made for this type of trim.
Not one to give up I went to plan B – glue.
This did not work either. It looked exactly like what it was – glued on nail heads.
I regrouped, removed the mess-ups and settled on a plain top.
Linking up to these wonderful ladies.