Thursday, March 15, 2012

Footstool, or...

I said I had a footstool to share with you, but honestly, it could be used for many different purposes.





This redesign started life as a round piece of wood,



and three coat hooks.




I screwed the hooks to the bottom, gave it a unified color with gesso and paint,




and stenciled the alphabet to the top.  I used the same technique as the "Paris Cafe" sign I did with two different colors.






I wanted a worn look, so I sanded the lettering.  I then went over it with two shades of wax.  Instant footstool, stand, pedestal, etc.









I have a few variations on this I'll share soon.  What would you use it for?

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54 comments:

  1. Brilliant! You never cease to amaze with your ideas!

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  2. I love it, Rosemary! Very clever! I'd use it as a table raiser piece. You know, like when you are having a buffet and you want things at different heights. This would be great to put the dishes on or a variety of other things.

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  3. Super cool idea Rosemary! I would use it as a plant stand to elevate something special~

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  4. Super good idea--I would also use it to lift displays higher, or even a plant stand. Great job, as usual!

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  5. very pretty to pretty to put on the ground I would use it for a dessert stand

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  6. I am sitting here with mouth wide open that you thought to use coat hooks as legs. Brilliant.

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  7. This is crazy clever Rosemary!!! I love this and (how your mind works). I so enjoy your blog!!!
    hugs...

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  8. Very clever! I could use this under my beverage dispenser to lift it up. Great job!

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  9. Very clever! I could use this under my beverage dispenser to lift it up. Great job!

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  10. Hi Rosemary! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you're feeling better! I'd use the stool to put a nice plant on. Or maybe, just my feet! Blessings from Bama!

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  11. OOH I love that Rosemary:) I would use it on my island to hold a bowl of fruit:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  12. It would look beautiful in the center of a round table to hold the napkins, salt and pepper or whatever... Maybe even a plant when dinner is over.
    Susan
    Homeroad

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  13. How cute is this little stool! You're so creative and talented.
    Mary Alice

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  14. Well it's to beautiful to cover the worn letters , good question , just got an idea , what about on a kitchen table for a centre piece with maybe a glass pitcher with fresh flowers!!! Great idea...Blessings Lori

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  15. Those hooks for feet are very clever! Looks great :) Laurel

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  16. I'd use it for resting my feet. LOL (Today would have been agood day for it HA) Great idea with the coat hooks and I love the stenciling.

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  17. Here you go thinkin' outside the box again, Rosemary! I love the hooks as feet. :)
    -Revi

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  18. This is so waay cooolll!!! I'm sooo following you! Hope you visit back and maybe follow if you'd like? Awesome!

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  19. Great for a stool in a little kid's room, wish I had had it for one of mine!

    Kathleen

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  20. So pretty, Rosemary. You have the most unique pieces and the result is always gorgeous!

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  21. Love this idea! The legs are perfect and so unique!

    ~Shanon

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  22. Love the use of the coat hooks as feet! Brilliant! Another fabulous piece! Hugs, Leena

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  23. That is super super cool Rosemary! Thanx for coming to THT!

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  24. Oh, I can see that with a cloche on top! ~ Maureen

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  25. a pedestal of course. I wouldn't want to put a foot on it ;-)

    this is yet another great idea of yours. I never would've thought about using coat hooks for legs!

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  26. OMG Coat hooks? Seriously? COATHOOKS? You are a GENIUS, Rosemary! When do you get your own show? I'm going off to look at hanging basket hooks, to see if they'll do the same thing. I'm in awe of your vision. Don't ever stop!

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  27. I love the way your mind works. You have out done yourself again. This piece is wonderful and it would look great in the middle of a large table.
    ~Mel
    crafty mel designs

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  28. What a beautiful and unique piece. I think it would make a great center piece!!!
    Hugs~~~ Daphne

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  29. Hi Rosemary,
    I love this, you are so very clever...
    I would use it with a lamp on it to help adjust the height of the lamp for reading, slip a couple of books underneath, that sort of thing!!
    Great idea...
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  30. Hi Rosemary,

    You are the winner of the Spring Tags!

    http://alapinlife.blogspot.com/2012/03/springtime-tags.html

    Dee

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  31. Great idea. I love the scroll of the legs. Good job.

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  32. I love it Rosemary, you are super creative! A large cloche would look great displayed on there!

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  33. I would have never thought to use coat hooks. It looks great.

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  34. I just love the way your mind works...putting things upside down, backwards, looking from a different perspective..my fav...keep it up.

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  35. I think this is brillant! and I know exactly what I would use it for...I would put a cloche on it with something simple inside so you could still see some of the writing...oh, I just love it!

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  36. Amazing transformation, once again your work is simply wonderful and unique. Have a great day!

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  37. pitter patter

    you KNOW how I feel about risers!

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  38. I would use it to one of my beverage containers on! Love it!
    Debbie

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  39. Lovely piece! It would be great to use as a base for a cloche or to hold a basket filled with bath products. Oh so many uses for this pretty footstool(?)

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  40. I love it and I think I'd use it for a footstool or a pedestal for something pretty.
    Have a great day. Cindy

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  41. I see a plant stand. Fill a beautiful old Haeger white planter with ivy and that would do it for me. That is what I have been doing lately, repotting plants.

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  42. I love this. I love the plant stand idea or a centerpiece holder for a table.
    Laura

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  43. Very creative, Rosemary! I am thinking a pedestal for a large cloche. I love it and thank you for sharing this at my party.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  44. uau!!! essa idéia ficou linda! Parabéns pela criatividade!

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  45. I just love it! I think it would be perfect on a table, especially with a buffet...servings at different heights.

    Are you selling?

    Pat

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  46. OMG where do you come up with these amazing ideas? I was perusing French Country Cottage icons and who do ya think I click on first! Love your creativity!

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  47. This is so inventive, Rosemary! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Your participation is always appreciated!

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  48. Can you spell Cauuuuute? How original! I would put it in the center of the table for condiments, salt & pepper etc. Where on earth did you find that round piece of wood?

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  49. I dont know how you thought of it, but you did it again! No surprise there.... I absolutely love it.

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  50. Your stools are brilliant! so cute and clever! and your finishes are to dy for! Ok to pin some?

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  51. Adorable....never would have thought of that. Love it.

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  52. Very amazing! I would use as a table for the basement sitting edge.

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