2/17/2013

A Tufted Beauty!

Meet the new stool in my life!

This one is full of charm, like most of them are, however, this one is tufted and oh so soft.

I first met this gal at a summer garage sale. She spoke to me when I passed her, but I paid little attention. I was on the hunt for something else.

Then, I looked down and saw her...



She was ripped and tired of her overcoat and she was even broken underneath. I scooped her up and said not to worry, that I could make her happy again.

It's been a long time since I did tufting, but knew this would be right for her. I asked hubby to cut her a new seat out of wood (the original was cardboard and that is what was broken), then she just sat unloved. I had so many other irons in the fire and I knew that she would make a better winter project.

Some document fabric, and black and white check fabric, that I am known for, is all it took. That is, after I used several coats of different colors of chalk paint on her. I wanted her very distressed and beautifully shabby.





She is all smiles now!


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40 comments:

  1. Wow! quite the transformation. I love it!!

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  2. This turned out really pretty...love the little flower made out of the B&W plaid in the center! and you did a fabulous job on the wood! Well done!

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  3. It turned out so pretty, I also love how you added the flower out of a different fabric. Great transformation!

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  4. Such a lovely transformation ~ Thanks so much for linking up to Project Inspire{d}!

    Hugs, Mary Beth

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  5. I love it! I love re-purposed items!

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  6. What a beautiful little bench!Great transformation!
    xx
    Anne

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  7. Oh wow!!! I want her!!! What a beauty... the lines on her.
    Well done you.
    Cheers, Gee

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  8. OH, OH, OH,...She is a beauty!! Great job, oh goodness I have not tufted in so long I am not sure I remember how, but seeing this I should give it a while...Gorgeous!

    Carol

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  9. You did a great job on her, looks so expensive too!

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  10. found: ditto. broken seat: ditto. painted: ditto. just not as pretty as yours! :) but i can always do a copy! :) btw...where did you get that charming fabric?

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  11. Hi Terry,
    OMG! This is the prettiest little foot stool that I've ever seen!!! Love, love, love it.
    I'm so glad that you rescured this sweetie.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  12. OMGosh......I have seen that stool in my mind sooo many times.It is beautiful!!

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  13. I absolutely love the transformation! What a beauty!! Love the center button with the ruffle...wow.

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  14. Oh, forgot to say I'm now following you.
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  15. Just proves we shouldn't pass those ugly ducklings! You turned this into something gorgeous! Love it! I G+'d this transformation. :) {HUGS} Clydia

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  16. Wow, I absolutely love it What a fabulous idea to use the check with the document print. Stunning. Hugs, marty

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  17. P.S. Thanks so much for the visit and your gracious comments about my bedroom. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

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  18. she's a beauty!

    stopping by via dedicatedhouse and wishing you a happy monday! stop by if you have a moment.

    smiles.

    michele

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  19. Gorgeous!
    Betty @ Country Charm

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  20. Your "new" stool is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays x

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  21. I love love love this! I especially love all the checked detail! See, you believed in her and she came through for you:)

    xo,
    Christy
    Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

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  22. What a lovely stool, Terry! I especially love the little check on the cording and the ruffle under the button. Cute details! And I love details! The document fabric you used is one of my favorites

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  23. Just lovely...What a wondeful work you have done.

    Helena

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  24. She makes me smile:) Thanks for sharing, Dee from My Painted Stuff

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  25. Cute transformation...thank you for sharing it at my party .

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  26. Your bench is so adorable! I love the touch of black check as if you didn't have me at the script fabric. I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  27. You did such a great job! Absolutely love it! I am glad you picked it up.
    Nancy
    Come for a visit....
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  28. Awesome transformation! I love your paint and fabric choice, well done! I am your newest follower, I can't wait to see what else you have created.

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  29. What a professional job you did! I wish I had that kind of patience! Sooooooo friggin cute!
    Jenna

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  30. You did such a great job on this--I love it!

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  31. Score! You did a fabulous job. Too cute!

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  32. There you go with your genius ideas again! She's gorgeous, I LOVE that document fabric paired with the check, they compliment each other so well. You did an amazing job with this little stool, she now looks like a proper lady in her best dress!

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  33. You seriously do beautiful work. What an awesome transformation. I will be featuring this at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens on Tuesday evening at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  34. OMGoodness Terry, what an awesome make-over...I LOVE it!! Thanks for the inspiration....I'm pinning this. Enjoy your evening, Gail

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  35. What a cutie! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  36. That is an amazing transformation! The stool looks wonderful now.

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