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Friday, March 12, 2010

Red Stools

DO NOT GOOGLE "Red stools" if you would like inspiration on decorating second hand wooden sitting on variety 'red stools'. If you have a medical condition that entails vibrant descriptions of multi coloured poo, then go for it. You'll get all the information you need. Trust me....

These are the kinds of stools I had in mind. My gorgeous Mum found them at a garage sale next door to her house. She didn't even know about my desperation for two stools to sit under our wall mounted bench. I had been searching high and low, every opp shop and second hand furniture store in the area came up lacking. I'd put the word out to all my friends to keep their eyes open for me. All except Mum, who I'd not mentioned it to at all. That's the weird bit, the power of the Trojo. (Treasure mojo, mentioned here)

So when I almost fell over with envy at her recently acquired stools, she said the four words I was secretly (maybe not so) wanting to hear "You can have them". Then I went from almost falling over with envy to almost peeing myself with excitement.


Before


After
Sprayed gloss red by my spunky hubster and cover made by yours truly.





I paper pieced some different scraps of corduroy, thrifted curtains and cottons into hexagons and quilted the top. Using the old cover as a guide and the piping from the old covers, I made this snuggly fitting, removable cover. One down, one more to go. I think I'll change it up and do something different for the other one.

9 comments:

CurlyPops said...

That is such a fantastic makeover. I love how the covers are removable so that you can just take them off and pop them in the wash. Ingenious!

Selina said...

Wow! I love it!!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Brilliant! You have done such a great job. Love the red, love the patchwork covers, love that they're removable! Love it!!

Collecting Feathers said...

Very nice! Love the red...alot of people are painting everything white, white, white, I don't know how they do it. Colour is too purty. Congratulations on your win! xxNick

Collecting Feathers said...

Love the colour. Most would paint them white, it seems to be the colour du jour, but I love the red and the patchwork. Congratulations on the win! xxNIck

Buy Design said...

Congratulations on your Handmade Heaven win. Your blog has entertained me well this afternoon.I'll be back. Sorry makes me sound like a stalker.... Just read chapter 6 so I will have to come back and start at the beginning.
Fiona

yardage girl said...

This looks amazing - great job on the piping! Thanks for the tip re google - that gave me a giggle! Nic

Greenmare said...

LOVE IT!!!!

madebymum said...

This is just fab I love it.