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Saturday, March 5, 2011


So I have a new obsession - it is footstools!!!  I know, that is weird, right?  Well, Friday I was trolling over at my buddy's blog and I saw this honey bun

My mouth started to do the watering thing and I knew, knew, knew that I had to do another project.   Thanks for the inspiration

(Sorry, tried to use her button, but for some reason, it wouldn't work - probaby something I am doing wrong - still, check out her awesome blog)

My daughter has a closet organizer and she can't reach the top rack. She has been using a plastic Diego stool that I bought at the dollar store. Well, Wednesday night as my husband and I were putting her to bed, I fell over the stool (who can see crap in the dark?) and broke the bottom of it. Yes, I hurt my leg, but apparently it was a YouTube moment for hubby, who thought it was the funniest thing EVER! Anyways, when I went to Good Will on Thursday (yes I go the day before 1/2 price Friday to scope out what I might want), I found a horrible little stool that had a god awful hunting dog print on it. It was dusty and horribly painted and ONLY $2.99!!!

I knew it would look great in my daughter's room and that she would also probably use it as a stage for her Hannah Montana concerts that she gives on a regular basis.

So, after deep thought (ok 2 seconds) I decided to throw caution to the wind and pay full price for it!!!

I brought it home and showed it to hubby, who nodded without looking and said it was nice. Why oh why do I even bother?

Today, it was rainy and cold, so it was another perfect day for projects. I pulled the material off the stool - and almost choked on the dust. My table was covered in god knows what by the time I took it off. I probably should have used a dust cover over my mouth. I didn't even want to think about where this stool had been. Now, on to the painting and recovering.

I always let Abby Sue pick out her own materials. She is 6 now and has her own tastes and it is her room, so she gets a say. Bless her heart, she picked out a wonderful leopard print that was on sale for $2 per metre. I ended up buying 4 metres because I know I will use it again. I had lots of spray paint lying around, thanks to the new dollar store that sells it for $1 each!! Abbs picked out a pretty yellow for the legs of the stool.

So, after spraying, stapling and admiring, here is the final product

It goes pretty well with her room - even though she has lots of other prints. Maybe I have a mini DIY in the making!!

Now for the kermit stool,

While I was at Fabricland (the only fabric store in town), I found a wonderful fun fur in a cow print. I took it up to the counter because there wasn't a price on it. The woman informed me that it was $17 per metre. I very sadly told her "never mind" because that is way too much to pay for cow print material - now matter how cute. The salesperson, who is my new crush, then asked me if it was in the clearance rack and if there was any more. I told her that what I had was the last piece. So, being the most wonderful, beautiful, fantastic sales clerk in the world, she gave me the whole 2 1/2 metres for.........drum roll please...... $5.00!!! How could I pass that up? I knew it would look awesome on Kermit. I also needed some "pop" in my bland basement rec room and I just knew I had hit the jackpot. What do you think???

I know my sisters will hate it and I am not sure of hubby's reaction. But my Abby Sue, Diego and I think it rocks!!!!! Pin It


  1. So cute! I love that your daughter picked out her fabric. The cow print is awesome and looks very well done. Thanks for posting my stool. XO

  2. Cute cute cute! Animal prints will always steal my heart. Great job! I'm glad I found you. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

  3. I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!



  4. Great job, and what an improvement on the original items. :)

  5. I love these stools you've redone. Especially that little fott stool for your daughter. I found you at Naturally Me Creations.

  6. Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara