Today’s project…free stool

BEFORE
This little stool was basically free and was thrown in when I bought my $5.00 sideboard from my local haunt. I actually have two of these, but plan to cover them differently.
I have been planning to rescue them from the pitiful state they are in and seeing it is raining today thought I would make a start.
Please excuse the hideous carpet which is in my office. Hopefully it will be getting pulled up to make way for white floorboards soon. =0)

Firstly, I tore off the vinyl covering and carefully pried out the old upholstery tacks. Underneath I found this old wadding, which I have kept as it was in good condition still. The next step involved covering it in a natural canvas and give it a light sand.

This is from underneath the stool. The stools lid actually lifts to reveal a storage compartment and has a weird little box thing inside. This is the underside of the box which shows the makers label. I have kept this on because I think it adds a sense of history to it…even though it may not be overly old. I am thinking 70’s.

AFTER
I covered the top in this lovely hand screen printed linen called “Sumor in charcoal”, by Australian Designers, Hollabee. I love the graphic nature of it and the fact it is in keeping with my colour scheme. The edging is bias binding and I recycled the old tacks.

Here is my little stool now. All that is left to do is give it a wipe over with bees wax to seal the wood. I am so happy with how it turned out and it only took an hour!!
Ness xx

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  • What a transformation. Love it and well done.

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  • Clever you, it looks very smart. Will sit well on your new flooring.

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  • LOVE it!! 😉

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  • Oooh, love it, Ness!

    Your carpet is hideous? It didn’t look too bad to me! I guess if it’s wall-to-wall these days, everyone automatically thinks it’s hideous :]

    Great work. Can’t wait to see the other one 🙂

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  • It is gorgeous!!!

    xo,
    cristin

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  • Jacci,
    It is bad. When you see it in the flesh…maybe the photos make it look better!
    The rest of the room is all nice and then you look down…
    Ness xx

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  • What a great makeover. The new fabric on top makes such a difference
    Alison

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  • Oh it’s just gorgeous Ness. You are so clever! A-M xx

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  • Wow! Lovely job! Did you say you were bringing it over for me? LOL

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  • Great transformation! It is amazing that some projects that I have been putting off for so long…actually take such little effort and time when I finally stop procrastinating and just do it! By the way, last year I got around to ripping up our old carpet and painting the floorboards white and I love it! It made a world of difference….(my carpet was really ugly!)
    Have a great day!
    🙂 Laura

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  • Have you recovered much furniture before because you have done a great job?!
    Love the peonies on your blog, my fav. flower. We grew them in NZ but it’s not cold enough here in Q’land

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  • Ness,
    You are so talented!! It came out great!! Superb job!!
    xx-Gina

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  • Ness,

    You are a real DIY woman! Fabulous! I do have a few stools to be redone! I wish you lived here in Belgium!

    Greet

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  • This is beautiful. And you make it sound so simple but I know that was a lot of work. Totally worth it though it really really looks great. I can’t wait to see the other one!

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  • Your little stool looks fabulous…and it only took an hour ?
    What a wonderful transformation. XXXX

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  • This looks fantastic. A perfect piece of recycling. Kate

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  • Brilliant job Ness!
    Millie ^_^

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