January 15th, 2011 update: This project was originally posted last November. But I just read that the theme for the Saturday Nite Special hosted by Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors is Grain Sacks so I thought this would be a good project to link to the party.
I can already tell by the thumbnail pictures linked to her party that this is a party I'm really going to enjoy!
A couple of weeks back I posted about some projects I had in the works.
One of the projects was this little footstool I found at a thrift store for $2.00.
The cover on the stool was worn and dirty so I took the old cover and batting off and started fresh.
I wasn't exactly sure what fabric to use to cover the stool until I found this sugar sack in my studio.
I purchased this sack at a thrift store a few months back and, as luck would have it, the round sugar emblem on the front was the perfect size for the top of the stool.
After the new cover and batting were stapled in place I decided the stool needed a skirt. (You can see I painted and distressed the legs of the stool too).
Using almost every inch of fabric from the sugar sack, I hemmed, gathered and stapled a skirt on the stool. The last little bit of fabric was used to make the binding strip that covers the staples.
This was all that was left of the sack when I finished the project.
I'd say I got my money's worth out of that old sugar sack!
Have a great week.