Friday, July 5, 2013

Can this be saved?

Today is a rainy dismal day so thought I would catch up on some laundry.While waiting for machine to stop I started peeking around and found this old stool. Ugh it was gross. Should I or not that was my question. I liked the legs and it was heavy and sturdy.So if there's a will there's a way.I started by pulling off the first layer then the next layer yikes There were three layers of material
I thought I must be nuts I don't even know where I will use it.



By now I came to a filling of straw and was sneezing. Pressing on I made a mess as it was blowing all over. What have I got myself into?

Wow down to the wood
Nice legs ,Maybe it will be fine.


This a layer of newspaper under the straw dates 1927 which makes it 73 years old. The paper  is a pennsylvania paper. Now comes the task of pulling out all the tacks and sanding the legs. I am exausted so I quess another day. Must look for some nice material.

You betcha. My sewing machine was not sewing right so back stitched the corners with button thread. The material was thrift store find . 2.00 for a huge piece. I will make pillows to match. I was going for shabby chic. How did I do? Not perfect but will do.
Made the bouquet with burlap strings. some ribbon I had.All total $3.00. When I finish the pillows will show you where I used them. Had a great 4th of July . Going out to dinner with family at my grand daughter's rented cottage on the river. Get to see my great  grand babies.

Still working on it. the floor getting ready to be sanded and redone. I decided to do the cushion pad.. Needed some color. I cut off an old curtain ruffle in country blue. Maybe a chair back in stead of pillow. Have to use what I've got.The hard part is finding it. http://betweennapsontheporch.net/about-us/


6 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, that little stool turned out fabulous. Love it. Hugs, Marty

we three dogs and me said...

Thanks I was begining to think it was a waste of time. I haven't been posting or commenting much as I fell and was about 3 weeks recovering. I hit my head on a rock and I was black and blue all except my nose and part of my forehead. Am fine now but I tire easy.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You did a terrific job. I love it.
I have two of those old ones also and I can't tell you how many times I have put new fabric on them.
Can't wait to see pillows.
Glad you got to see your grandbabies.
Have a great weekend.
Mary

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a beautiful transformation!!!
As I saw the first photo I was thinking YES - please do something with this - and you DID :)
Loving it
XOXOX

Shelia and Mister Bean said...

Oh, that stool turned out to be beautiful! You did a great job, aren't you glad you didn't give up on it. I think you may have seen it finished before you even started on it.

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Sometimes I think no one read it and it's very encouraging to know you enjoyed the post.

Shelia

Linda said...

Wow you are so talented Vern....great job!
Linda

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