Saturday, November 24, 2012

One Little Footstool

 Good morning.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  My family and I had a very nice day and we are very thankful for everything we have, but I can't believe how fast Thanksgiving came up.  Actually, the year seems to be flying by.  This is not my normal day for blogging but I was a little busy cooking up a dinner for the kids, Grandma and us.   Anyways, let's start my little project which is this little darling stool bottom that had no top to it.  I loved the carving along the sides and the feet are so feminine.  The first thing I did was to paint it.  Thought that pink and white suited it well so I got started.  Painted it all in pink, than painted it white where all the carving was and wiped off the excess.  I knew that it had to have a top for it, so my husband cut out a board for the top.  I didn't want the top to set down in the stool because the sides of the stool were so beat up and you could see all the old nail and staple marks.  So, I found some foam and cut it to fit the top and sprayed the foam to the top of the board and  than covered that with batting which I sprayed glued that to the foam.  I than covered all that with a hot pink felt, which actually was stapled to the sides of the footstool.  I covered the hot pink with some burlap that came from Joann's.

 Decided that it needed a little bit more, so I found some trim that closely matched the hot pink underneath the burlap.  I also found some wide lace that I thought matched the burlap look and added that to the bottom of the burlap which I stapled onto the bottom of the burlap.  I than covered all that by hot gluing the trim to the top of the lace to cover all the staples.
 Here is a look at the white peeping thru on the carvings on the legs.  I decided not  to distressed this piece because I wanted the details of the carvings to show up.
Here is the finished result.  What do you think?
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  1. What a cute little shape. Now all dressed up and ready for the ball ;)

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  2. I have to say this is a lovely transformation. The pink is definitely a personal preference but it looks perfect for a little girl's room!!!
    I enjoyed visiting this blog and I am following you now. I would love for you to follow along.