I have re-vamped a little stool with paint, tassel fringe and bird toile fabric. I think it turned out really cute and reflects my taste and style.
I originally purchased the material from Ballard Designs on clearance for either some pillows or a to make a new valance for my bay window in the dining room. However, when looking for something to use to upholster this stool, I decided to use
this lovely toile.
This is how the stool looked when I acquire it. It was ragged and tired. I decided to try to use the needlepoint in a frame instead since the outer areas were worn. I painted the base a charcoal color and decided to jazz up the upholstery with the tassel fringe that I had on hand.
It is an ad for Ry-Krisp. It states to G,et rid of fat...pitch in, help win (the war)! Reduce the Ry-Krisp Way. It goes on to demonstrate three women.
The first one is lying, exhausted looking, on a chair. It says, Mrs. A is fat. She volunteers for war work, then drops out because excess fat drains her energy. (This would NEVER go over in our today's advertising.)
The second woman shows a lady behind a work desk for war ration books. It says, Mrs. D is slim. She cleans, shops, cooks, is a volunteer war worker. She stays slim and keeps in trim the Ry-Krisp way.
Finally, the third one shows a woman at a dinner table. It says, Mrs. S has always been slim...and Ry-Krisp has always been her family's favorite bread because it tastes so good.
I hope you got a good chuckle out of this ad the way I did :)
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