Thursday, August 20, 2009

Some DIY-ing

Saw one rather ordinary stool with a rather ordinary red velvet home made cover and thought -yes! I'll take that thankyou...

Get rid of the velvet

The staples

The make do "foam insert"

and VOILA!

Pretty Lilac Barkcloth, Dulux Antique USA on the legs, new foam insert~ a big improvement on the original don't you think.
Now I just have to work out why the stool is still wonky and wont sit on all four legs properly :[
[Joining in A Soft Place to Land DIY Day]

ps.. The Commode I found (in a few post previous to this one) that you can just see in the back ground has also had an Antique USA paint makeover. Just needs a new seat/reupholster and I will show this off soon too.

Have you been DIY-ing lately too? Care to share :)
Irene x


Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful stool I like it, I like it more if you change the color of it.


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The Catnap Cottage said...

That is so beautiful - I am going to start looking for stools. You have inspired me to try it myself! Just Lovely!!

Original Mischief said...

Awesome! That is just sooo unreal - you are so very talented. The stool you made for me is my love though. I'll post a pic of it soon to show off your skills. ♥

Eileen said...

This is so pretty and I am in awe of your talent and handiwork! You have such a wonderful way of seeing the potential!
All the best,

dixiebelle said...

What a difference the white paint makes! Love the fabric too... you are very clever!

Eilleen said...

GORGEOUS!! You are very talented (and have fantastic taste).

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Love the fabric you used.

Elizabethd said...

What a difference you much prettier.

Sarah said...

wow! super innovative :)

Cheri Peoples said...

What an inspirations. You did a great job

I started a new KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT party and I bet you have some things to put in the party-it's every Monday. I hope you come over and become a follower and subscribe and I will do the same.
Its So Very Cheri

helle - said...

What a fine result, you´ve made it look so pretty.

No DIY projects here for a while, too much work!

Hugs Helle

Lisa said...

I love your little stool! :)Lisa

Crystal said...

It may be wonky but it's gorgeous!

I have a poll up on my blog about my BIGGEST decor dilemma. Come on over and vote, I need all the help I can get!

Jen R. said...

It turned out great!

Sandra @ Pepperberry & Co. said...

Holy moly! That's incredible! I have just such a project waiting for me at home and am now inspired to rush home and do it! Thanks for sharing :-)

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Irene
Love it!!
The barkcloth is perfect - trust you to have something perfect in your stash

No, have only finished one oil painting - not sure where the time goes~

sinnlighet said...

oh my.... thank you very very, for very nice comments on my blog. I like your blog too, and will add you to my list, ok?

Irene, you miss this wonderful wedding.... I tell my friends aboat it on my blog, the USA-wedding!! watch?v=4-94JhLEiN0

regards from agneta in sweden