Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? We did, but I forgot to take pictures. And if I don’t, it seems that no one else will!! The grandkids were all here for Fiesta, which is our Mexican food celebration on the Saturday AFTER Thanksgiving. It’s much better not to have to fight the ex-spouses and the in-laws for our turn with our grown kids and their families.
Now, down to business. A couple years ago I bought a decrepit footstool at the thrift store for $5. If you are like me, you see all sorts of potential in this bad boy:
|Before: Dark and Dirty. Really dirty.|
|Top Before: Outdated fabric worn down to the wood|
|Solid wood, good hardware. “Good Bones"|
After: 3 Coats of white paint, new fabric, padding and rotted top board replaced.
|After: It matches my chair (and my couch, not pictured)|
The fabric I used is a print from the “Indie” line by Pat Bravo for Free Spirit Fabrics. It only took a fat quarter. But because it was not of home dec weight, I did use an iron-on interfacing to give it some sturdiness. I purchased a foam remnant on sale at JoAnn’s for cheap. The inside fabric was an old piece of batik I had that coordinated nicely with the cover fabric. DH decided the top piece of chipboard was too rotten to use, so we replaced it with a piece of wood left over from several years ago when we re-did our patio chairs (no picture).
The original hardware was reused, and I added some little felt pads to the bottoms of the feet. It was a cute re-do for cheap.
I also re-finished a mahogany doll bed (you can see part of the “before” in the second picture above). This will be for London when done; I have to do some paint touch-up still. But the little doll quilt and pillow for it are done. I will save that for another post. :-)
I’ve also finished another quilt and done some CQ stitching to share.