Monday, July 16, 2012

Before & After - Footstool

School holidays are over, it is nice having a break from the usual school routine but it's nice to get back into it too.  

I am finally feeling well enough to get back into my walking and even tried some yoga today, though I might have overdone it starting both on the same day :-)

We had a pretty quiet weekend here making the most of the last few days before school went back resting and just hanging out.

I finally got motivated enough to complete a really little project that I am ashamed to say has been waiting for  almost a year.

We bought this cute little footstool from a Second hand store in a little town not far from Orange. 


Nick really liked the patina on the stool as is, so I resisted my urge to paint it white and just gave it a quick sand to clean it up.

See, not much different


I even bought the material for this project months ago, 

I have just been so slack!

I did make an attempt about 2 months ago to finish my foot stool so I stopped in to our local upholstery store only to discover that they no longer sell foam, they only use it for their own work :-(


There is no where else to buy it from in Orange so I had to leave it until we were next in Bathurst, Sydney or Dubbo at a time when the store was open. 

Then on the weekend I had an idea to use a cushion insert instead, not quite what I originally planned but it worked and it was actually easier as I didn't have to sew anything!


I just used the very handy staple gun and voila! 

all done, and in less than 3 minutes!

When I need a change I can paint it white and replace the top with a square cushion, add some piping and it will be like new again.


What do you think? 

Easy and very comfy.

xx

11 comments:

  1. Very cute Nellie and I love the fabric....don't you just love those staple guns...i love mine and it came in very handy when I did Chris' bedside table...xo

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  2. Its amazing how we stumble across great ideas when pressed a little. I love the fabric...xK

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  3. Very nice - Love the fabric

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  4. Nice work. I love the patina and the cushion idea was great.

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  5. Clever thinking!! great job!!

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  6. So gorgeous, Nellie! As much as I love white, I'm kinda glad you didn't paint it.

    M
    x

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  7. Great find Nellie and that fabric is gorgeous!
    Cas x

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  8. It looks so cute. Comfy too.

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  9. The colours of the fabric and wood look so good together. Isn't it annoying when you can't just pop into a shop and get what you need. Good thinking on your part though! xx

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  10. Love it Nellie, YOu are so creative. Glad to hear you are feeling better and getting out side. God Bless xx

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  11. It looks amazing...adore the fabric!!

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