Learn how to make a DIY wood foot rest and sit comfy at your office desk. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea that can be made in under 1 hour.
Do you sit at a desk for long periods of time? I am always at my desk and I find it much more comfortable to have my feet up on something. Anything will do, right now I have an old Amazon box that works most of the time, but if my feet lay on it just wrong the whole thing collapses. That means it must be time to get a REAL foot rest, and of course I want to make it cute!
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- Wooden Foot Rest
- Yellow Acrylic Paint
- Staining Medium
- Chevron Canvas Fabric
- Polyester Quilt Batting
- Heavy Duty Staple Gun
- Ribbon (optional)
- Hot Glue (optional)
According to the staining medium, mix with the acrylic paint. Paint only the base and the underside of the top with the mixture. As you paint, take a rag and wipe off the paint like you would stain and you will end up with an awesome effect. They yellow is vibrant but you can still see the grain of the wood.
Measure the top of the footrest. Cut the fabric so it is about 6 inches wider and longer than the top, and cut the batting so it is 2 inches wider and longer.
Layer with the fabric facing down, the batting and the stool on top.
Use a heavy duty staple gun and pulling the fabric tight around the foot rest and staple in place. I stapled the center of each side first, pulling tight and moving around from there.
Trim the excess fabric past the staple with a pair of scissors. close to the staples, and while the top looked nice the underneath did not. I first thought of just leaving it because no one will really see it, but then a friend suggested I trim it up with some ribbon to cover it up. Brilliant! It looked
If the underside is a little too messy for your liking you can hot glue a strip of ribbon over the staples and the ends of the fabric to give it a cleaner look.
This little foot rest has really come in handy. It makes sitting at my desk so much more comfortable!
What colors or fabric pattern would you use on your foot rest? Share and leave a comment below!
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