Thursday, July 5, 2012

Little Stool Redo

I'm making great progress in my craft room.  It used to be my dad's bedroom before he passed.  Then it turned into a junk room.  Before I knew what happened it looked like a page out of one of those hoarder shows.  I would die of embarrassment if anyone had seen it in that state.

So, while cleaning I came across this sweet little stool.  I had plans to cover it with pink roses fabrics, but that was yesterday, or was it 3 years ago?   I've changed my mind.  I am liking the fun colors.  The aquas, raspberries, lemon, limes.  A mix of this and that.




Amy Butler has some of the most beautiful and colorful fabrics.  I had a hard time making up my mind which one to use and settled on Soul Blossoms Joy and a dotted Love fabric.  







I painted my stool with semi gloss white.  There were a lot of staple holes that I filled before painting.




The foam I had for this little stool was 1/2 smaller than the wooden seat.  I had to compromise and added the dotted Love fabric to the bottom of the seat.  I hot glued to the sides and stapled to the top.  So far, so good.  I covered the foam and stapled  it to the outer edge of the seat top.





I made bias trim in the solid green fabric to hide my staples, but was not liking it.   I  added this sweet fringed trim and liked it much better.   The pink matches the center of the dahlia perfectly!!!




And here she is, in all her glory.  Is she not the sweetest little stool?



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Linking to:
http://www.lizmarieblog.com/ - http://www.itsoverflowing.com/
http://www.impartinggrace.com/ - http://www.flamingotoes.com/
http://thriftydecorating-nikkiw.blogspot.com/ - http://www.niftythriftythings.com/
http://thrifty101.blogspot.com/ - http://cherishedtreasures-terry.blogspot.com/
http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/ - http://www.thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/
http://www.finecraftguild.com - http://www.serendipityandspice.com
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com - http://www.modvintagelife.blogspot.com/
http://www.findingfabulousblog.com/ - http://diybydesign.blogspot.com/
http://www.shabbynest.blogspot.com/ - http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
http://www.atthepicketfence.com/ - http://www.finecraftguild.com
http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com/
http://www.redouxinteriors.com
http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com/
http://itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com
http://www.504main.com
http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/
http://tatertotsandjello.com
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/
http://www.homemakerinheels.com/
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
http://www.kathewithane.com/
http://www.kammyskorner.com/
http://stringtownhome.blogspot.com/

27 comments:

  1. Oh that little stool turned out so sweet.

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  2. Very sweet! So creative, just love it. Visiting from TTF.

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  3. Very charming! Thanks for the tutorial! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Party at 2805!

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  4. how adorable is that stool? You did a great job of creating it and a great job of explaining how you did it.

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  5. I love your stool! I just covered my grandmother's sewing machine stool and added the fringe. Your pink is adorable. :)

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  6. Oh, that stool came out so sweet! what a beautiful redo. Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a great day!

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  7. Adorable!! I came from the Weekend Soiree and I'm glad I did. This is getting pinned for future reference, first I've got to find a stool. You know how it is, you trip over things you have no ideas for, get a plan, they're nowhere to be found, lol.
    Janet

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  8. Beautiful makeover, Pam! The fabric you chose is so pretty. Love the trim you added too. Thank you kindly for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your comments on the pillow I made.

    PS. Your email shows as a no reply blogger. Which basically means if you leave a comment I can not respond to you through email. To change this, go to your blogger dashboard, click "edit user profile", then check "show my email address" and save! Hope you find this info helpful. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. thank you Brandi. I changed the settings. Who knew? It's the little things that confuse me.

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  9. thank you everyone for the sweet comments. I smile every time I look at my little stool.

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  10. This is precious! Thanks for linking it up at my party! Have a great week...

    Heather
    Stringtown Home

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  11. Really, really beautiful poof! Thank you for linking it up at our party at http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party/

    Looking forward to your contributions again tomorrow, when a new party will open.

    Have a creative day,
    ~ Rose

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  12. How sweet! I love how this turned out and the fabrics you chose! Beautiful, fun, and whimsical :)

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    1. thank you Karen. I love Amy's fabrics.

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  13. Featuring this tonight at the Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday party! It's just too cute not to. :)

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    1. Oh my, thank you so much. What an honor.

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  15. a week later, i'm visiting this lovely stool again, and it is still wonderful. thank you for linking it up with us at our party http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ i am looking forward to an exciting new project from you tomorrow again!

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  16. That beauty would look AWESOME in my girls' room! Amy Butler, Here I come!!!

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  17. This is so cute, and a great tutorial. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/face-cleansing-oil-and-wednesdays.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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