Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Stool Re-Dool


Sweet Jen at Sanctuary Arts is having a trash to treasure/ make-over party on the 25th of each month. Here is my contribution for this month. I got this great old stool at a garage sale--$2. It was okay, but I knew it could be better.
I cleaned it up, pulled off the top vinyl stuff, and sanded it a little. I cut a piece of linen-like fabric (it is really a rough type of muslin I buy at Wally World) into a circle, and ironed under the edges. I then printed a bird silhouette from a clip-art program and held it up to a window and traced it onto the fabric. I painted it with black arcylic paint and used upholstery tacks to put it on the top of the stool. I put a thin piece of batting under it and voila, a quick and easy make-over!

Go check out all of the other great links on Jen's site!

26 comments:

  1. Liked it before. Loved it after!

    The Texas Woman

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  2. Oh that's definitely a trash to treasure! It's wonderful, I like that you are using it for a shelf.

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  3. Wow! Wonderful deal at $2.00. I love what you did with it. Looks great!

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  4. It looks great! Love the bird! Thanks for joining in on the party! Jen

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  5. What a great stool! I also like that you're using it as a shelf.

    Thanks for stopping by today.
    Blessings,
    Amanda

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  6. How fun is that! Love your cork board too! :) Ashley

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  7. You have great vision and your finished products are always great!

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  8. I love your knack for redo'ing things. I always look forward to the next project you post!

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  9. love, love, love it!!
    So creative
    T

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  10. ALL of your furniture is awesome, you find or have some great stuff!

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  11. Bec very cute!! nice job.
    have a great weekend
    julie

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  12. The cover is just beautiful! What an excellent idea to trace the pattern on fabric and paint it. I am looking to make spring pillows for my den. This might just be the ticket!! Thanks for the wonderful idea. Thanks for stopping off at my blog yesterday. Have a great day!
    Maridith

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  13. That turned out great! I'm going looking for one of those now. I loved the sewing table, too. Thanks for showing us! Cheers, Andrea

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  14. I actually have a stoole that needs a bit of a makeover. Your stool has inspired me. Thank you!

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  15. This is fantastic!! Love the silhouette!!
    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  16. This is such a cute makeover.

    Have a happy day

    Kris

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  17. I like your little stool. I love the little bird. Very nice.

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  18. I'm enjoying your "thrift re-do's"!

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  19. I love it! Great makeover!

    Xazmin

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  20. Thanks for stopping by...Sale's over, it was great! The lead up to it is full on, and my family feel a bit neglected, but now I feel it was all worth it! Time to relax!
    I love your stool make over, very cute and original, you are too creative!! Wish you lived closer!
    Sue

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!