Before & After: Evelyn's Vintage Stool Makeover

Before & After: Evelyn's Vintage Stool Makeover

Janel Laban
Aug 17, 2010

Here's another reader project from the inbox that takes a flea market find from worn out to wow. Similar to yesterday's kitchen cart makeover, the lesson here is that if you find a piece with nice lines for a good price, it's worth it jump in and give a restoration project a try. Even first time DIYers can get excellent results…

Evelyn wrote: I bought a beat-up foot stool at a flea market for $20 and spent another $25 fixing it up. This was my very first refinishing/upholstery project. I stripped and waxed the wood, then made a completely new cushion. I wanted to piece to look fresh, but still keep its vintage charm. I was a little nervous to strip the original varnish off the piece in case it was worth something... but I decided to go for it anyway. I am so happy with the results!

Thanks, Evelyn!

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