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!
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