Turning a Table into a Foot Stool

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Here is a great little foot stool that used to be a table.

The glass was missing so I decided to give it a new purpose.

The first thing I did was to cut the legs down, this height would be perfect.

I painted the whole thing with a dark metallic finish.

This is what the color looked like on the wood.

Next I used a piece of masonite, and cut it to size to make a top.

For the padding I used an old quilt... (free)

 I cut up the quilt in several layers to pad the masonite.

 First I lined the batting with white fabric and stapled it all the way around the underside of the stool.

Then I used the decorative fabric to cover the lining, and stapled that all the way around.

And here it is all finished.

I'm storing it under the glass coffee table so it's 
ready to be used and it looks great too.

An easy project with a great look!

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  1. That is such a fantastic idea! Looks wonderful, you'd never know it was anything other than a foot stool, great fabric too!

  2. Nicely done. I always like it when people are seeing old things in a new way. It inspires me.

  3. Nice... Now go put your feet up!;)

  4. amazing! What a good eye and wonderful foresight.

  5. How cute is that?! I love it, Susan! That fabric was a great choice. I've done small footstools {that children think are seats just for them} using store bought unfinished footstools from craft stores. Same basics, {except I bought them}, but I also used a travel pillow to pad the top. It really fit perfectly and saved me a lot of stapling, plus made for a nice plush top.

  6. Wow, what a great idea, never would have thought of cutting off the legs. I love the fabric too!

  7. I love projects with free items and transformed furniture -- a winning combination! I wish I had the nerve to cut legs down, but I would probably have a wobbly foot stool! Great idea.

  8. What a neat idea! I am thinking any shape could be used too.

    Thanks for sharing Susan!!

    Was wondering if the little Woodpecker ever returned?

  9. What a great re-purpose! I love the decorative fabric you chose!

  10. What a great idea! I never thought to turn a table into a foot stool!


  11. I always searching, when people are seeing old things in a new way. It inspires me. I also done same work with my some of garage furnitures.

  12. so cute, great idea. Thanks for much for sharing!

  13. Absolutely beautiful. I think the fabric is fabulous. Thanks for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

  14. This looks so great - love it!!


  15. I love that fabric! It turned out great, but I'm not surprised you have a gift :)


  16. I LOVE this. I don't have a table, but I bet they are easier to find used than footstools. Thanks so much for posting! I'm a new follower from Organize and Decorate.:)

  17. Love it! It's awesome you used a table and repurposed a quilt! Love the fabric you used for the foot stool too!

  18. Such a clever idea! And it turned out great, I love the fabric that you used.

  19. very nice and I liked the idea of using old quilt
    visting from no minimalist here
    stop by if you have time

  20. Whoa! That is such a great idea! I love the fabric you covered it with! I have a party going on over at my blog if you want to join! I'd love to have you! Check it out under the "Stache Party" page on my blog: mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

  21. I love this, love how you can tuck in under a table. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence!

  22. Neat idea and I love the fabric. You should link this up to my Shabby Shares link party over at Rustic Crafts ~ http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=2306

  23. So French chic! Love your repurposing!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  24. What a great idea! Now I have a new use for those tables with glass missing!

  25. Susan, Love the little stool you repurposed and the fabric you used is wonderful. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

  26. where did you get the fabric? I love it


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