I had a drawer left over from my TV stand project
I though I would make a tray out of it but wasn't sure.
I got a new camera for Christmas and I now cannot find the pics of the drawer makeover but it was a simple coat or two of Annie Sloan Old White Chalk paint, a coat of dark wax and some distressing.
It sat in the basement that way for a while, a looong while, till I decided it would make a great foot stool for my reading nook instead of a tray.
I found some adorable, chunky feet at Lowes and gave them the same treatment as the drawer.
I figured out a general idea of where I wanted to place the legs and made a 2 inch square out of paper to make it easy to mark the area to drill the holes. I placed the square in the corner and made a mark at the corner. I repeated this all the way around for all four feet.
The screws on the feet had to be unwound a bit so they would be long enough to fit through the drawer with enough room for a washer and bolt.
That was pretty much it for the stool. I then went to JoAnns and bought a square of polyfill stuff. I don't really know how to define it but it was less expensive than foam and had a nice stiffness I thought would be good for a stool. I had to trim a bit off one side so that it would fit inside the drawer. It was pretty easy with a pair of large, sharp scissors.
I had some cotton batting on hand so I decided to give it an extra layer of softness. I draped it over the block and pinned the edges as shown on the left side then trimmed off the excess as shown on the right side. I then took it off and sewed up the corners.
I pressed it, flipped it and put it over the block.
I repeated the process with some fabric I had left over from some pillows I had previously made.I didn't finish it off on the bottom because I am not sure I want to keep that fabric. It all got tucked into the drawer and ta da, a cute little foot stool.
How sweet are those chubby little feet? It not only looks cool but I use it all the time. In fact my feet are propped up on it right now as I right this blog post!
Hope you have an awesome week!