Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Old Stool

A few months ago I picked up this little stool for only $10 from Sonyas Stuff out in Pinson.  They do house clearances and have some amazing finds for cheaper than cheap. They never try and paint or fix up what they find so it's a great place to go if you're looking for a project. 

I wouldn't dream of painting the wood, but the beige top needed a bit of a makeover.  I hit up Joanns fabrics this weekend and picked out a striped fabric.  This was my first venture into upholstery and it went surprisingly well. It was as simple as measuring round the outside of the cushion, cutting the fabric about 2" wider around all sides, and stapling away.
A little Paul Smith-esque, perhaps??
I love how it turned out.

shabby creek cottage


  1. Fantastic job; I love color like that -- kind of like candy stripes. I'm a new follower and found you at Better After (
    Nice work you do!

  2. this is lovely! I like the stripes a lot. But Im one drawn to patterns and bright colors. Please link this up at my party (and anything else you've done!)

  3. that is such a neat piece to begin with, and i love how you revamped it!

  4. your bench turned out so cute! I love the fabric. I am a new follower from the Lines Across link party. I hope you come check out my blog too!