I bought this footstool at our local ReStore (Habitat for Humanity resale store). It cost me about $30.
I cut pieces of foam for the stool.
I cut the legs down and sanded off the finish. Then I stained the legs with an ebony-colored stain.
I dyed some plain white medium weight woven cotton to nice mottled gray color with RIT dye to make a lining for the knitted cover I’m making. I took some measurements and determined how to cut the
The foam is a bit larger than the top surface of the stool base. I folded the fabric in half, twice to find the center and then I drew the half of the estimated foam size in the middle of one half of the fabric (picture below is fabric folded in half). I then extended the lines to the edges of the fabric piece. (Note: from my drawings and calculations, I knew that the fabric piece was approximately the total width and length I would need to cover the top surface of the stool and go down the sides). After adding a half inch for seam allowances, at each corner.
After cutting out the corners, I had the following piece of fabric, which is shaped almost like a plus sign.
I sewed the corners together. I still need to staple down the sewn cover. I will then use it to measure the progress of my knitting. I am using Mondo yarn from Berroco in a lovely gray color for the knitted cover. Currently, I have about 1 long side of knitting completed, part of which is shown in the following photo:
I will update this when I’m finished.
I also have a second stool in waiting for another knitting replacement cover.