Reupholstery Dilemma: Eames Repro Footstool

8 Sep

I got this junked up footstool from my sister in San Francisco who used to have a chair to go with it but it was eaten by tiny dogs and ripped apart. I’m going to be reupholstering it but still haven’t decided on whether to cover it with durable fabric for nasty feet to be resting on, or nice decorative fabric where only butts go – as we are in desperate need of more seating.

Ikea has a lot of great fabric that I’ve been casually perusing and considering as a covering, but again I just don’t want people assuming they can put their old “barking dogs” on this sucker since it was originally intended for such a thing. This is a very real concern, I have a friend that comes over and loves putting his feet on our stuff. He removes his shoes, rubs his feet for awhile, removes the sock, then places the feet on our coffee table. ..Maybe I should just cover it with something durable and plain, it’ll attract feet to it instead of my coffee table. Oh well check out these tasty textiles anyway!

fabrics at Ikea

2 Responses to “Reupholstery Dilemma: Eames Repro Footstool”

  1. joemountain September 8, 2010 at 3:49 am #

    Durable and great (expected suggestion) tweeeeed. haha.
    Me and Ben recently went to St. Vincents and olly gosh there is such a good amount of fabric being sold there. Ya know all thee older folk donate their junk to that place.

    • Serene September 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

      Dude that is such a good point. Tweed would be rad. I found a blog of a lady who reupholstered her lounge and took pictures step by step. I’m confident in doing this!! I want orange tweed now.

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