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DIY Upholstered Footstool

DIY Upholstered Footstool
DIY Upholstered Footstool

"No matter how much I try to deny it, we're soon going to have a mobile kiddo. That was a good motivator to make some changes in our living room (everyone's favorite space), including getting rid of our big, heavy coffee table in favor of more open space to play. The coffee table was the perfect height for feet-resting, and we needed to somehow replace it! Preferably with soft corners. So I made a footstool. And this is how, if you'd like to make one too."

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byHand


Materials List

  • A piece of wood cut to 15" by 15"
  • 1/2 yard of home decor or multipurpose fabric
  • A high-density foam chair pad that is 15" by 17", and 2" thick
  • 4 table legs
  • 4 top plates
  • 1/2 yard of batting
  • Glue or spray adhesive
  • Staple gun and 1/2" staples
  • Drill
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An upholstered footstool can come in handy. Not only is it a place to rest feet but can be a charming help up for aging pets to jump up once again on their favorite cushy furniture or bed. I made two out of thrifted pieces of upholstery fabric, wood sections and short table legs. Nice project.


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