Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mix It Up

Remember those 9 stools and benches piled in my garage? Well, I just finished one. I wanted to mix it up a bit with the upholstery.




You can see the original upholstery peeking through here.


I was in such a hurry to get at this, that I didn't take an absolute before pic. I'd already started attaching the grainsack to the top, and painted the legs a blue/grey.

The entire project consisted of paint, sissors, hot glue, a grainsack fragment, and upholstery webbing. After securing the grainsack to the top, I hotglued the grainsack right over the original cording and wrapped the side of the stool with webbing.




I knew the webbing would be an exact fit width wise. I just had to cut a length long enough to wrap around, with a slight overlap.




I chose a blue/grey for the legs to compliment the stripe on the grainsack.




I wanted more character and texture, and I think I got it.



I'll be mixing it up again. I have a multitude of combination possibilities for the rest of my stash. I'm pondering one right now.

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50 comments:

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

The cutest little stool ever!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Rosemary, Another Wonderful Post... You are So Talented~ Jenny loved your post & went out to buy paint, now she will have to check this post out, since I think she found 2-3 old stools here in Michigan & took them back to Georgia with her.... She will be Thrilled! Have a Wonderful Week
Cheryl

cityfarmer said...

I do loves me my bemis bags ....

girl, you've nailed again ... pun intended

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

I'm a big fan of mixing it up! This little bench is so cute. I bet you have tons of ideas for the others, good thing you have so many!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I totally love this. I just ordered some burlap feed sacks. I can't wait to get them, not sure what I will do with them.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

O.K., I lost this same feedsack in an ebay auction! Was it you lol? I truly love it!

xoxo
Kathleen

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Love it! What a great idea with the webbing! Can't wait to see what else you're pondering!
Debbie

Comeca Jones said...

I love this one!

Karen said...

Oh yeah girl! this is fabulous, I love mixing up fabrics and trims. I absolutely love this. Your talent is awe inspiring.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Great ideas as always! Love the cute stool! Hope to see you on my blog:)

Have a great week!

Shabby Marilyn said...

Wow, great stool, I bought 10 yards of that webbing last week, I had a few ideas, but love the side trim you did!

BluBabesCreate said...

Oh cute! And with a creative edge. Come over and see some amazing reupholstery.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

way cool! do you keep all of these transformations or do you have a shop? so many lovely things!

kpaints said...

You've done it again...do you ever take a breath?

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

how cute. love the way you did this over.
such a great job.
lauren

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Fabulous! I love it! It is so hard to keep changing it up so customers have many choices

Carol

Marlee said...

So cute! I seem to love anything made from old grain sacks though, I think I have a soft spot! This was just darling, I loved it!

Following from the Creative Bloggers blog hop :).

http://marleeindebt.blogspot.com

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

The bench looks terrific. I love your style!

Dee

Patti said...

I love the style of this cute little stool - cute legs. You recovered it with such imagination - well done!

Jann Olson said...

Hopped over from Sherry, The Charm of Home. Boy, do I ever love this stool. Especially that top fabric. I bought a bunch of that webbing at Wal-mart. Don't you love it? All I've really done with it so far is put a strip of it through the middle of a burlap pillow I made. Now I'm going to have to keep the look out for a cute stool. Hee-hee. I am now following you.

Saving Grace said...

Love it!!! Great job!

The Paupers Castle said...

Love this! Love this! Love this! But hot glued the fabric on??? You will have to share how you did that one! Obviously you know a shortcut that I do not...I would have done this the hard way. It looks wonderful!

Miss Char said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, this is a spectacular transformation. Your project looks like something from a high end boutique. Thanks for sharing.

Terri said...

Love it! The fabrics your picked out for you project are perfect, as is the color you painted the legs. Fabulous project, you must feel really good about it. Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Terri

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love this, Rosemary! What a great look and the webbing looks terrific. I really like that this looks like you knocked it out fairly quickly! I could use a quick project right about now! : )

Betsy said...

You have such a great eye for mixing different textures and fabrics. I love what you did with this stool....excellent job!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thanks for stopping by The Dedicated House! I'm really enjoying myself in blogland! Love,love,love your stuff. The stool is just darling!

Chocolate Drool and Kisses said...

What a great transformation! Thanks so much for liking up to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.
Crystal

Honey at 2805 said...

Great look and so creative! You have nine? You could send one my way if you want, after you fix it up pretty, of course! ;)

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

Love this! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html. I hope to see you soon!
~Macy

Brandi said...

you did such a beautiful job, Rosemary. i love the way you used the feed sack. such a smart idea to use the webbing! hope you're having a good start to your week.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is beautiful! love the grainsack and webbing, and looove the color on the feet! i am also a huge fan of the frenchy curvy feet with a more rustic look. awesome job!

Poppy said...

I saw your thumbnail and I just knew it was you... just fabulous.. love it so much! You always create such wonderful transformations... love the upholstery webbing going around! Beautiful job,Rosemary. Have a wonderful evening!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

Your stool is so cute!! I love how you chose to use the webbing to cover the sides. :)

stefanie said...

oh!!! I LoVe this!!!!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop has grown for the better because of your participation. Thanks for linking up this great post! :)

jandjhome said...

So cute! You did an incredible job.

Michele Alger said...

I'm SO loving it! Way to go!!

Meg said...

So beautiful! I love the grain sack. What a nice coincidence the ribbon fit the side of the stool!

I hope you can join my giveaway for 2 canvas pillows going on now! www.alittleknickknack.com. Happy 4th!

Joselyn said...

Visiting from FFF. I like this a lot! The webbing goes so well with the feed sack. I have a huge roll of webbing I could use in the same way. Thanks for the inspiration!

poindextr said...

I like that layered textile look with the grain sack and webbing. Looks very current and edgy-hip for a somewhat formal piece of upholstered furniture - love it!

Kristy said...

I love the look!

Tammy said...

You did a terrific job!

Terry said...

Gee Wiz girl, you keep outdoing yourself. Another Wow.

At The Picket Fence said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You are on a serious roll and each project is incredible. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

imsteelefullofscrap said...

I absolutely love how you re-did it and cant believe you held it all 2gether with hot glue!!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

*love*! Thanks for linking this up!
:)

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Thanks for linking FLaunt it Friday, I love this! I featured you on my new blog The Besties. Please stop by and grab an "I was featured" button if you'd like.

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Karie Waters said...

I have a whole stack of these feed sacks and was thinking of recovering my kitchen chairs! Great minds!

Shastar said...

Love this! I have just finished covering a small old stool bench and since we don't come across many grain feed bags here in Australia, I used a canvas painters drop sheet and copied a print from the graphics fairy on to the seat. Looks a treat. Will be putting up on my blog soon, but I am drooling over your stuff!!