My Trash to Treasure Tuesday pals and I are at it again!
In case you’re just joining us, we thought instead of bringing you only ONE new makeover this month as part of that series, why not dig through our archives, find our favorites, and share one EVERY Tuesday this month? So this is week #3. If you missed my first two favorites I shared so far, they were my Farmhouse Hutch and a beautiful set of French Provincial chairs that I made over.
Today’s reshare was created as part of a Travel-themed furniture makeover challenge that I shared back in the Summer of 2014. This is the piece I chose, a $5 yard sale stool:
I liked the chair-sized height of it and of course, the price tag. It was a bit beat up though, and not in a “It’s 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, long before I tackled this, I made over the cutest little vintage tool caddy using Lesley Riley’s Transfer Artist Paper (affiliate link) 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:
Yes it works amazingly well on fabric! 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 Transfer Artist 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.
Then I attached them with hot glue. Hot glue hurts. I may have lost the ability to be identified by my fingerprints, so be careful!
I put together a video tutorial last Winter…
If you have trouble viewing or it’s buggy, see it HERE on YouTube.
It was the perfect height for my dressing table…
I thought my original idea to transfer a pretty French postcard to the seat would have been perfect for a Travel theme, but at least this still says, “Take me away to Paris!” Right? Sort of?
But wait! There’s more!
My super talented and thrifty friends are each sharing a favorite trash to treasure of theirs today too:
See you then!
UPDATE: No need to wait…see how I repurposed 15 ordinary items into something new and functional HERE now!
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