Wednesday, March 25, 2009

From Drab to Fab

Party time! A little late today, but oh so fun!

Make sure you go over to Sanctuary Arts Blog and look at all the makeovers.

Victoria bought me this little side table at Goodwill a few weeks ago for $4.00ish. It was kind of small for a side table and she saw potential for it to be made into a stool for my photography business. As you can see the top was a brown laminate. The legs are brown wood.

I immediately started looking for fabric and found this lovely Michael Miller fabric called "Garden Trellis." If you are familiar with Kelley Wearstler , you will recognize this as a copy cat of her lovely Imperial Trellis fabric.

I painted the legs a satin black and used a double piece of memory foam to pad the top. My daughter and I then covered the top with our lovely piece of fabric. We ran out of staples, so the corners are not as tight as they should be, but oh, well. It will get fixed someday.

Some of you know that my daughter was tired of me painting things black, so she hid this stool in her room when she found out that I was going to paint it-she loves how it turned out.

You can buy this fabric on line or at this wonderful quilt store if you are in GA. They have it in a citrus, robins egg blue and a couple of other colors--all so beautiful.

I have not found a place in my house for this yet, but since I love how it turned out, my goal is to find a place for it and also use it for photography.

Here I added a lamp on top to show you that even a stool or chair can be used to brighten up a corner. Add a lamp and a few books or little items and you will have the perfect cozy vignette. Chloe and I found this little pear at Goodwill today.

Victoria is going to post a sweet itty bitty makeover in a few days. It is all about seeing potential in things. It is so much fun to transform things from drab to fab!


Victoria said...

Ohhh it looks so cool! I just knew you could use it!!!

Love the lamp too. :)

Christina said...

I know you want my lamp Vic. Stay away. : ) It's funny, the shade looks way to big in the picture, but it is not that huge in person.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Beautiful!! You did a fabulous job with that little table!


Amelia said...

Wow...what a transformation from drab to fab!

The fabric pattern is so classy looking.

Christina said...

I love the table. Off to check out the rest of your blog!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

You definitely did turn that from drab to FAB! Love the fabric and looks Oh so stylish! Jackie

Jen r. said...

Love that little stool! It looks fab! Thanks for joining the party! jen

Amanda said...

That turned out great!
Love that fabric!


C Maisy said...

wow...that's all i got. i just love, love, love the fabric. great job. your awesome!!

Procrastinator Crafter said...

That is a wonderful table. Love the material. I wouldn't of thought to make that a stool. Very nice!! BIG improvement. Thanks so much for stopping off at my blog yesterday. I will be back to see more of your wonderful creations!!

Have a wonderful day,

Tara said...

I love that stool, the fabric is perfect..and for $4.00ish, even more perfect! thanks for sharing!

Kris said...

Love the stool redo and the fabric is a perfect match.

Have a happy day


Meg said...

I really like how it turned out. I wouldn't have ever thought it could look like that! I'm glad you used memory foam since I might be sitting on it soon!

bec4 said...

What a great makeover--I love the fabric you chose!