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.
You will need:
- A piece of wood (this is pine I think?) cut to 15" by 15"
- 1/2 yard of home decor or multipurpose fabric (this one is designed by Nate Berkus)
- A high-density foam chair pad that is 15" by 17", and 2" thick
- 4 table legs (these are 11.5" tall from Home Depot)
- 4 top plates
- 1/2 yard of batting
- Glue or spray adhesive
- Staple gun and 1/2" staples
Attach the top plates to the wood – but not directly in the corners. We moved each top plate in about 1".
Cut your foam to a 15" by 15" square.
Apply glue or spray adhesive to the other side of the wood. Top with foam.
Lay your fabric right side down. Top with batting, then place seat foam side down on top. Cut around the seat, leaving a 4" allowance.
And that's it!
The footstool is perfect for resting tired feet while knitting, holding cups of coffee (or bowls of ice cream), and is even sturdy enough to provide a seat.
PS – Reupholstering a flea market footstool