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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Padded Leather Stepstool

Hi Everyone!

     Here is my first finished project from yesterday's sneaky peeks. This one was fun to do and I love how it turned out!

Remember this one?

     I began this one by staining the legs and bottom a dark brown.

Just brush on the stain and wipe off after 15 minutes.
     I chose leather for the covered top. The leather is from my boyfriend's old leather sofa. When we got rid of the old sofa I first stripped all of the usable leather from it. I chose a piece that wasn't too worn out and without any seams going through it.

I padded the stool with a bit of polyfill and stapled the leather to the bottom edge of the stool.
This is the turtleneck from a wool sweater.
     I thought this needed some trim to cover the staples on the bottom. I thought that red wool would be festive and masculine enough for a little boy's stool. And, the cloth was available ;-)

The wool was hotglued into place.

Looks cushy, doesn't it?

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