I have a fun makeover for you today! Seems like it’s been a while since I shared a makeover, probably because I’ve been knee-deep in my kitchen redo for what seems like forever!
I found this little stool at a yard sale for $5 a couple of weeks ago:
I liked the chair height of it and of course, the price tag. It was a bit beat up though, and not in a “Its got tons of character” sort of way…
So I immediately came up with the perfect plan in my mind…
You know how sometimes you’ll envision something and it is so perfect and wonderful…
…and then you get this instead?
Um, nope. Not. Even. Close.
So here’s the thing, last year I made over the cutest little vintage tool caddy using this TAP (Transfer Artist Paper) to transfer an image to the front. The post was titled: One Little Caddy that I Almost Ruined. That should have been at the forefront of my mind when I had the idea to try it again. I swear, I must have crafter’s amnesia. Either that or I was wishing on a star this time would be different. Nope. No go on woodo! But you know what it works amazingly well on? FABRIC!
Check out how I fixed this flop:
Sometimes the most fun projects come from big fat fails!
To fix my flop, I decided to cover the seat. Since I always have a stash of drop cloth nearby, it was my first choice. I also had some leftover batting from when I Destroyed and Rebuilt my Sectional. I cut them like so:
Then I used the same process I used to transfer a pretty graphic onto my Men’s Valet Stand turned Pretty Stool. I share the how-to in that post. I used the TAP paper once again. See how beautifully it transfers to fabric?
I found the graphic using the keywords “Round Paris Graphic” and it links to this site, but she doesn’t recall where she found it. It’s tough when you find it in a search, so if you know where this came from, please leave me a message so I can give proper credit.
I used a staple gun to attach it to the underside.
Then I started making my drop cloth rosettes. A lot of them.
I attached my rosettes as I made them, so I could make sure they were uniform in size. Hot glue hurts. I may have lost the ability to be identified by my fingerprints.
It’s the perfect height for my dressing table!
This was created as part of a Travel-themed furniture makeover challenge, hence the original idea to transfer a pretty French post card to the seat. At least it still says, “Take me away to Paris!” Right? Sort of?
A few of my favorite blog friends are also in on this challenge. Be sure to check out their fun furniture transformations too!
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!
I love to share at some of these great parties:
Home Stories A to Z Not Just a Housewife Kammy’s Korner The Happy Housie Design Dining and Diapers Liz Marie Blog Funky Junk Interiors Savvy Southern Style Tatertots and Jello DIY Show Off Redoux Interiors Between Naps on the Porch The DIY Dreamer Oh My Creative Little Miss Celebration Just a Girl and Her Blog Sand and Sisal Interior Frugalista House on the Way Addicted 2 DIY I should be Mopping the Floor Miss Mustard Seed