A FABRIC TOPPED FOOTSTOOL GETS A MAKEOVER WITH CAVIAR PAINT AND THIS GORGEOUS PARISIAN FURNITURE TRANSFER!
This is a PERFECT Build Your Confidence Project. Simple enough for a total beginner, yet fun enough for an old pro! 😉
I can’t wait to share how decor transfers can fancy-up your boring fabric… and how EASY decor transfers can be applied to upholstered furniture!
Here’s what I started with. A Bombay Company footstool that my Dad recovered years ago…
My sister was getting tired of the floral so we updated it with this Parisian Letter Transfer and a black on black base. What do you think?
Looks like a brand new footstool, right?!
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APPLYING DECOR TRANSFERS TO FABRIC::
Before I get into the How-To’s, a big thank you to ReDesign With Prima for providing the supplies for this project. Sometimes I have products and designs sent to me that I wouldn’t otherwise try. I feel super blessed and grateful to test new products and share them with YOU!
Here’s the full video makeover. If you have any trouble viewing it in your browser, feel free to click on my Youtube Channel here… and don’t forget to subscribe! 🙂
I started by removing the fabric top from the base and removing all the staples that held the existing floral fabric.
I had this plain canvas/drop cloth left over from another project. I measured by eye and cut the fabric about 3-4 inches larger than needed to cover the footstool. This gave me plenty to work with! Then using my pneumatic upholstery stapler I stapled the cotton batting and fabric making sure the corners were nice and neat and the excess fabric was cut off.
Tip – If you work with upholstery every now and then and own a compressor, a pneumatic staple/upholstery gun is SO much faster easier than a manual staple gun and costs about the same. It’s a huge time saver. Mine has paid for itself 10 fold and I wouldn’t want to be without it!
Once the footstool was reupholstered, I measured for the center. Depending on what type of transfer you’re using this may or may not be necessary, but it gave me an idea of where to place the transfer because I wanted to keep the lettering all straight.
I removed the transfer’s backing and laid it onto the fabric. I smoothed it down with my hand and then started this rub-on method to adhere the design. Rubbing the transfer onto fabric is just as straight forward and easy as it is to rub onto wood.
Below, you can see where the transfer has let go and adhered to the fabric (the plastic has detached and lifted and looks milky) and where the transfer is still adhered (the font looks darker).
Caviar is a true deep black and one of my favorites and on my list of BEST Black Paints to work with. Two coats gave it perfect coverage.
And here’s the finished look!
For low traffic or decorative upholstered furniture, applying a transfer is a great way to add a one of a kind design!
Also, if you looking for a top coat for upholstered fabric, this spray wax works amazing. It dries with a matt finish and can be sprayed on the painted wood AND fabric and is super easy to use. It even holds up with outdoor fabric!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS FOOTSTOOL MAKEOVER… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU!
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Happy furniture painting my friends!
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