Monday, May 11, 2015

DIY Footstool (Or Bench) In Under One Hour

I have been searching for the perfect foot rest to go with an oversized chair in my living room.
When I stumbled upon these Plumbing Pipe Table Legs I knew they would be perfect for a DIY project.

This was my first time doing this type of project, so I went into it with low expectations.
I was pleasantly surprised at how fast and sturdy my little footstool turned out using these 

This project can easily be a bench or a footstool depending on the size and shape that you choose.
I had a piece of plywood cut at Home Depot to my desired size (a slight rectangle) to make a medium sized footstool.  Next, I headed to Joann Fabric to purchase a piece of foam the same size as the plywood.  I prefer 3 inch foam, but several thicknesses are available depending on your desired outcome.

I used a generous amount of hot glue to attach the foam to the plywood. 
(Excuse my ratty looking glue gun.  It is "well loved" to say the least.)

While I was at Joann Fabric, I snatched a printed burlap material.
I laid this over the plywood to use as a pattern as I cut leaving a good 6 inches of excess on each side.

The burlap was rather wrinkled, so I used my PureSteam handheld steamer to straighten it out.

Next, I flipped the foam side down and used a heavy duty stapler to attach the burlap to the plywood.

The Plumbing Pipe Table Legs were incredibly simple to screw onto the bottom on the plywood.
I love how sturdy they made the footstool.

I treated the burlap with AquaShield to protect it against spills and dust.

I love how this footstool turned out and am impressed at how simple and fast the Plumbing Pipe Table Legs made this project.  My mind is already spinning with ideas for future projects... everything from tables to benches could easily be created using these.

These legs would be ideal for pallet projects.
I am thinking my next DIY should be a table similar to the one pictured.

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