Updated Stools take on New Lives

Last week on my Thursday To do List, I had a couple of stools that I wanted to re-style.  
Remember this one?  
 Now it looks like this...
 My first thought was to go nautical...large blue and white stripe on the cushion and white painted body.  However, finding blue and white stripe fabric this time of year in my little town, let's just say it was M. I. A.  So...I ran across this cute fabric and went with it this way. Didn't I say, things never turn out the way I creativity somehow has a mind of it's own and goes in the complete opposite direction I was thinking.  It all turned out good though.  I really like this. 
 It's a little bit of a change from what we've been seeing around blogland.  Not the usual whites.
 Completed with storage under the cushion.
With a fun colorful fabric on top.  The outline of the design is dark brown velvet which actually warms it up a little so it's not a full out Summer design.  Although you can't really tell it in this the the sun...and 90 degree weather.  Maybe I should have found a different place to take this photo.  Oh well.
The other project was this little tiny stool
It's still a work in progress so you'll have to wait to see this one.  I think I bit off more than I could chew last week...thinking I could do more than one project...hmmm.
And this one ,

Once I took off all the old fabric, I just couldn't bring myself to do anything to it.  It's so old and looking like it's on it's last leg.  I decided I would just use this for a prop for something.

Sometimes I like to leave things as they are... naturally aged and antiqued. 
So this old stool will be staying  just like this for a while anyway.
Have a good day!


  1. I have a stool like your black and white one, so I am going to have to see what you do with yours.

    1. Me too. I started it one way and it didn't work for me (this technique that I've never tryed before) so I am going to have to do something a little bit different. We'll see what happens.

  2. Love the fabric choice...and the fact that it really goes with your blog colors! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. It is actually sometimes very challenging to come up with new ideas for my designs. I really have to put my thinking cap on! xo's Pam

  3. What creativity. You can definitely work magic to things.

    1. Thank you so much Ruby. You always leave such sweet comments. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  4. I am a girl who l-o-v-e-s pink and I love that stool!! The fabric is fabulous. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the black and white one. I'm your newest follower through GFC. You have a great blog! Hope you can stop by for a visit sometime.
    Tuula :)

    1. Hey there, thank you so much. I'm glad you like the pink stool. I am really pleased with it. I'm headed over to your blog now and thanks for following my little blog.