before & after: bonnie’s footstool

this fun before and after comes from artist and teacher bonnie van voorst. she decided to reupholster a footstool of her grandmother’s with a coat of paint and a cheerful fabric from ikea. you can’t beat an inexpensive and easy makeover. thanks, bonnie!

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CLICK HERE to see another picture of bonnie’s footstool after the jump…


  1. MsUnreliable says:

    Love the large bold print, it definitely works on this cute little footstool!

  2. mandy says:

    so cute! the fabric is great – what a fun way to liven up that stool.

  3. Linda says:

    This is great! How did Bonnie see the funky style in that old stool?

  4. M says:

    Wow! That’s Ikea Fabric?!

  5. Gypsy says:

    Perfect fabric choice–the organic shapes in the print echo the shape of the stool’s legs. I’ve always wished I were handy enough to do something with that fabric–love it!

  6. lucky says:

    this little stool is so cute – total mod transformation!

  7. Elysia Lock says:

    That looks great. You should do the chair too. More more more!

  8. Sharene says:

    I adore this transformationl! The fabric is lovely

  9. Gracie*dslova! says:

    I want to buy that same fabric for my dining chairs. Great Job!


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