Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Refreshing a Footstool


Sometimes I feel that doing the simplest, least creative project with fabric is very comforting and rewarding. I bought this little footstool a few years ago. It was inexpensive, covered with rattan, and had cheap wheels on the bottom. But it opens for storage and is just the perfect small size for in front of my chair. One by one the wheels fell off, and my husband replaced them with better ones. Then recently the rattan started peeling away (perhaps with the help of kitty claws?) and I was just about to ditch it when I decided to try recovering it. The fabric was a half price remnant and I had some batting left over from another project. Not as difficult as I thought, more comfortable than before, and a feeling of accomplishment for recycling something that would have ended up in the trash!!
The best part of the photo is the beautiful needlepoint pillow on the chair. This was made by my mother and I have always loved it. To the left of the chair is a stack of mostly craft and quilting magazines just waiting to be devoured!

4 comments:

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Judy, thank you so much for your visit and sweet comment to my blog.. The footstool came out just beautiful! And you are sure right the needle point is just lovely... Judy I sure hope you drop by for another visit soon, I will be expecting you. I will be back to see you for sure!

Have a lovely week...

Beverly

KJ said...

Wow! What a dazzling re-do!

KJ

Bettsi McComb said...

Hi Judy! Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. I am enjoying your blog very much. The Klimt wallhanging is amazing!

sparkle jars said...

Hi-Thank you for your kind comment. I'm so glad to hear from you as this is my first time visiting your blog and it is incredible. You are very talented. I look forward to reading your past and future posts.