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:

Ivy and Elephants said...

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

Katie said...

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

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

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

Erica & Betsy said...

I love this!!! I want it!

Kelly said...

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?

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

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~

Richard Cottrell said...

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

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

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

Jennifer Juniper said...

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

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

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

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

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

Terry said...

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

Midwest Cottage said...

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

Faded Charm said...

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

xoxo
Kathleen

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

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

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

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

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

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!

Scribbler said...

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!

Pamela said...

Another great piece!

Teresa said...

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

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

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

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

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

The 2 Seasons said...

The white looks great!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

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

The Paupers Castle said...

I love it!!

Marta said...

Maravillosos trabajos.
Besos desde España

Jaime said...

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

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

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

Passionate for White said...

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

cityfarmer said...

Y.U.M.

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Great idea, well executed!

xo

Sandy

Decorating with Cents said...

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/

Kris said...

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

Honey at 2805 said...

Be still my heart! I love this piece!

Cottage and Broome said...

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

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

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!

Nyanser av vitt said...

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

Patti's Artful Design said...

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

Peggy57 said...

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

eclecticrevisited said...

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

RhettDidntGiveADamn said...

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

Mandy said...

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.

lvroftiques said...

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

bj said...

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

Miss Char said...

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

Fishtail Cottage said...

so lovely! do you have an etsy store?

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

So pretty! I love the fabric layer.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

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

RebelAngel said...

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

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

Love it and looking forward to your plaster rose technique!

Pamma said...

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

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

What a pretty piece!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Shabby Marilyn said...

Love, Love the stool as all your work!