I am so excited to reveal my BLUE project!!
What? What am I talking about?! I’m only talking about the BEST link party project ever! Okay, really I mean the BEST link party ever…mine! Or I should say, OURS!
This isn’t your run of the mill link party, folks! This is only here for a limited time. Starting this Sunday, September 8th at 7pm EST through December 22nd, we’ll be hosting our Get our DIY on, a Sixteen Week Fall Party Challenge! Every week has a different theme! I’m teaming up with four amazing gals, so your project will be seen on FIVE blogs!
You can see all the details here or just click the info link tab at the top left.
I know I sound really shouty and excited, y’all because I am!!! I really hope you bloggers out there will come join us…a themed party is SO much fun! Non-bloggers, you know I love you too, so you better show up and cheer us on! It’s YOU I am thinking about with every word I write 🙂
Ok, enough jibber jabber, let’s check out what you came to see!
I acquired this little foot stool from my sister’s late grandmother-in-law, Omi.
You can read more about this special lady and her sewing box I redid here.
The fabric sample was one of several I found at a yard sale for $3 from this fantastic gal, Bonnie who just happens to dabble in interior design, talk about a dream yard sale!! This fabric square is quite large and it is GORGEOUS! It’s velvety soft and just a beautiful piece of fabric. I knew it was the perfect match for this special little stool.
I didn’t want to destroy the needle point. I try to be respectful of other’s hard work and I know this piece was very time-consuming. Instead, I decided to cover it. I made a sort of permanent slip cover. Here’s what I did…
I centered my fabric across the stool (right side out). Then I pinned each corner like this:
I sewed all four corners and turned my cover right side out, then trimmed away any excess fabric:
Next, I turned the hem under until it stopped where I wanted it to:
I then added upholstery tacks around the bottom to secure it in place and finish it off.
Oh so cute, now! As you can see I painted the legs before I started, of course. This is Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg blue chalk paint, my favorite color. I also topped it off with a coat of her clear wax. It gives it a beautiful sheen and really enriches the color.
I love the old dull green paint peeking through.
Can you tell how luxurious this fabric feels from the photo? It’s velvety soft!
My boys love it…my musician…he seriously has a guitar in his hands at all times! He just turned three in July, isn’t he a big boy?
And of course my big sweetie pie had to get a pose in. He just started middle school!
He looks like a giant sitting on this stool.
This was really simple to do with minimal sewing. You could apply this concept to just about any sized stool.
I found the upholstery tacks at Hobby Lobby in the fabric section. I think they were $1.99 for a pack of 50.
My out of pocket for this little makeover was $5, not including the paint I already had on hand. Not too shabby, eh?
So this is my blue project! You wanna see what my beautiful co-hosts came up with?
Click each link below the image to see more!
1. DIY Canvas Beach Art The Hankful House
2. Sweet Grandparents’ Gift Just a Girl and Her Blog
3. A Blue Night September Mantel House by Hoff
4. Dollar Store Hurricane Cloche The Happy Housie
And just look at all the upcoming themes there are to get excited about:
I hope we did the color blue justice this week and I hope you liked my little stool makeover! I can’t wait to see what blue projects you have to show off! See you Sunday!!
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