Tuesday, September 27, 2011

White on White

I was laughing to myself as I finished this redesign. I have gone from my spicy cabinet to this little shabby white footstool. Two very different looks, but this is what I envisioned when I purchased this piece.




This footstool is another find from the past week. It's one of those newer pieces.



I liked the ornate metal, but hated the faux rusted look.  So I decided to paint it. I gave it a thick coat of white,



and recovered the cushion in  heavy white cotton material. For a little layering, I tore a strip of the same material, transferred a botanical print, and ran it down the center.





A little paint and hot glue is all it took to transform this piece. Now, I've been asked to do a tutorial on reupholstering with hot glue. Well, hot glue is something that you have to work with very quickly. Stopping to take a pic isn't really an option. I may have my son take pics next time so I can show you the steps. I'll also have a tutorial on making the plaster rose you see here.




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53 comments:

  1. I am totally in love with this footstool. It is so gorgeous. I love the lines, and the textures. You rock Rosemary...you totally rock. When I grow up I wanna be you.

    xoxoxo
    Paula

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  2. The white is perfect for this stool! It highlights the lacy design and details.

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  3. so beautiful! and i agree that the white makes those details really pop.

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  4. I love that stool! It would look great in my house (if I had room for another stool - ha!) I love footstools. That's another thing I sprinkle around the house. You did a great transformation of that piece. Do you sell your pieces or use them in your home?

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  5. I have a couple of the same stools just looked at them the other day and thought they needed a new cover.. your's is gorgous!! hugs ~lynne~

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  6. I have these stools for sale in my gift shop. I try and find antique or vintage needle points to go on them. I often paint them white. Yours looks great. Richard from My Old Historic House

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  7. I am a newer follower. Just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying your blog.Great ideas!

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  8. I think it's a great improvement - not a fan of the faux rust either!

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  9. Very nice. I think the botanical print makes it *perfect*

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  10. Rosemary, I am truly runninng out of adjectives that adequately describe how beautiful your creations are! I love this as well! Perfection! And the first thing I zoned in on was the rose and I was thinking "how did she do that?" And you are going to "teach us"! Can't wait!!

    Lou Cinda

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  11. Oh yeah, the white is so much nicer. I also look forward to the secrets behind that rose.

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  12. I loved the spicy cabinet. I also loved your transfer tutorial. I was wondering if you could email me again. I lost your email address..where is it on your blog. How do you transfer things to furniture? let me know liz@themidwestcottage.com

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  13. You've got the best eye Rosemary. Love all your transformations:-)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  14. This piece turned out beautifully! You sure come by some gorgeously original things, and then work magic on them! Bravo!

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  15. Goodness gracious...will you ever cease to amaze us??? And my second question is...where do you find the time girlfriend? You are unbelievable!
    Blessings & hugs,
    Karen

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  16. Rosemary, thanks so much for leaving such lovely comments on my blog! I'm glad your found me, because I was able to come and visit you. Your site is wonderful! I so LOVE the footstool. It's just beautiful! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! God bless you!

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  17. I like what you did with this -- I have one just like it, only gold with leopard, that I have had a long time. I think it is time for a facelift!

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  18. So pretty, you really have quite a talent for these little seats.

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  19. Your stool is quite lovely. I bet is was a fun piece to do.

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  20. Hi Rosemary,

    Beautiful little stool, love the whit instead of the rust...
    The plaster rose is amazing texture! What a great idea!

    All the Best,
    Christine

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  21. Gorgeous -- love how you added the extra strip of fabric for dimension on the footstool!

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  22. Maravillosos trabajos.
    Besos desde España

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  23. Hi Rosemary, I am a new follower of your blog. Love the footstool and can't wait for the tutorial on reupholstering.

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  24. Just Sweet!*!*!
    C-U on Saturday @ the Flea...
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

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  25. So happy to have come across your blog. I'm now following....LOVE your style and taste!

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  26. I'm your newest follower...that footstool is breath-taking, absolutely gorgeous. I would love for you to drop by. Thanks for sharing. http://decoratingwcents.blogspot.com/

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  27. Beautifully done, Rosemary! I love the way you added the extra strip of fabric down the middle with the transfer on it.

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  28. Be still my heart! I love this piece!

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  29. I always love your redo projects! the stool turned out great! Laura Cottage and Broome

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  30. Wow this turned out fabulous! Thank you so much for the kind comments on my blog. I'm having a giveaway for a Dremel Saw Max and would love it if you entered. Thanks again!

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  31. It is really gorgeous in it's new shape ......
    Agneta

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  32. Your footstool is very eye-catching...you did a great job on transforming it to something so lovely:)

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  33. I love this Rosemary! Love the detail on the stool and the botanical print.

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  34. sweet little footstool..would be pretty beside a white bathtub or in the sunroom...
    best,
    maureen

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  35. These are so beautiful - thanks for sharing! (new follower here ♥)

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  36. Amazing detail on that little footstool. Turned out beautiful.
    Would love for you to link it up to my party that started yesterday at www.projectqueen.org
    I'm a follower.

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  37. Fabulous as always!...Or FAA *winks* Vanna

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  38. Prettiest stool I think I've ever seen. what a fabulous job you did.
    The roses are just out of this world.
    xo bj

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  39. I'm in love with this piece and what you've done with it. Did you use an iron on transfer?

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  40. Hi Rosemary, I had this same little stool last year and painted the base white and added a faux grainsack. Mine sold the first day. I love the transfer you used and I know it will go quickly too. Thank you so much for joining the Open House party and I always love to see your transformations.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  41. LOVE this foot stool!!!! Wish I could find half the fabulous stuff you find!!!

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  42. Love it and looking forward to your plaster rose technique!

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  43. Love, love it!
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  44. What a pretty piece!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  45. Love, Love the stool as all your work!

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