Sunday, November 7, 2010

Footstool Makeover



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.

Jane

77 comments:

  1. Jane that is the cutest little step stool ever! I always enjoy your projects. You are so creative!

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  2. Absolutely ADORABLE!! I love it!!!

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  3. Oh...I love them bother...you did a great job with this.....so adorable.

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  4. I loved it both ways!
    I grabbed every sugar and flour feed grain sack I could on vacation they are so much fun to use and this project is proof to that!
    Amy

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  5. It was made for that little stool. So cute, love the skirt. I want to find some flour or sugar sacks. Love the look of them.

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  6. Whew, that's calling it close. It looks fantastic, and how cool is that that the round emblem on the sack perfectly fit the stool!

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  7. What a perfect use for the sugar sack! Absolutely adorable!!!

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  8. As always Jane, wonderful!! Really, really, neat.

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  9. Darling little step stool out of a flour sack! :) When I saw those legs I thought "Jane is going to do something fun with those old, tired legs" and sure enough you did! Cute look for sure.

    Donna

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  10. You never cease to amaze me with your flair for making old things new again. I'm in awe. Truly. Hope you have a wonderful week, Jane!
    xoxo
    Donna

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  11. I'd say you did! The new look is darling. You certainly have vision. Great idea. ~ Sarah

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  12. That is one cute little stool, and what a great makeover you did!!! Down to the last bit of fabric too, well done!!!
    You are so inspiring, I love to see how you change things up, always so nice!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  13. Great use of the sugar sack...the stool is adorable.

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  14. Jane,
    I just love it looks...great idea on the fabric!!! Come by soon...I will be having a giveaway!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. Oh Jane I love it! I have never seen flour or sugar sacks in my thrifting travels. I have never seen them at antique stores either. Now, with that said I am hoping I will change my luck!! I never pass up little stools, I love it!

    Carol.

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  16. That turned out so great, Jane! I just love your projects!!

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  17. Hi! Found you off of Make it 4 Monday and had to click on "you". This is so adorable, and a great job on the Re-Do! It's like that Sugar Sack was destined for that chair. This little project is super inspiring, as I've got a few little items I picked up Thriftin' that could use some project love like this.

    Great job!

    -Omi S. & Bender Oak

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  18. This is really a wonderful project. You have so many great ideas!

    Have a nice day,

    Natacha from Luxembourg

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  19. I LOVE it! It really turned out great! I always love to see what new treasures you have created. I think this is in the top 10 of my favorites.
    Toni

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  20. What an awesome make-over.....I just LOVE it!

    Have a wonderful day.
    Gail

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  21. You absolutely did get your money's worth out of that sack, Jane! And a great looking little footstool to boot! How great that the wording fit perfectly on the top of the stool. Love the skirt you made and the banding, too. I love it!

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  22. It is a match made in heaven! That stool turned out so cool Jane! When it comes to grain sacks of any kind, I try to get the most out of them, I love the shot of the little strip of fabric left over, the band around the stool makes it all look so professional! It's just perfect! Theresa xoxo

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  23. Perfect! You are such a talented lady and an inspiration to me.
    Enjoy your day blogging friend!

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  24. How perfect that sugar sack filled out the round space on that stool. It was meant to have a home there. Love the skirting and the binding. Perfect project!

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  25. This is so adorable...you have such an "eye" for putting things together...the skirt really finishes it off nicely - well done!

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  26. Oh my - cutest little stool EVER! I love the perfect placement of the graphic on the stool AND the fact that you ere able to use almost every square inch. Great job - thanks for linking up with me today!
    Pammy

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  27. It's so adorable. Amazing change. Great idea. Love it!

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  28. another gorgeous creation!!! love it!!!!

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  29. It's like that sack was made for the stool, it's so perfect! Love it, Jane!

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  30. Incredible! I want it! Pretty, please?! =)

    Jeanine

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  31. Wow Jane! This may be one of your coolest projects! I thought the stool looked pretty good to start with but it looks AMAZING now. You never cease to impress me.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  32. You certainly have no sugar left over to borrow! Well done Jane.

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  33. Beautiful job, too funny one lonely little strip of fabric left. I've linked up with Make it 4 Monday as well.
    Susanne.

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  34. Jane, you made it just your own, and very special footstool- it looks fantastic,-and very beautifully altered.
    Great work,dear.
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  36. I love that! It looks like the sack was made for the stool! The binding really looks sharp~good work.

    The sugar that came in that sack was processed where I live, so you'd think I'd have a good chance of finding a few of those sacks, but no. I've never even seen one.

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  37. Genius, Jane. That sugar sack is perfect for the stool. Don't you love it when you can use every scrap?

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  38. What a great job on the little stool! Love that you made one sack enough to complete the project:@)

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  39. Very cute Jane. The feedsack looks wonderful and adding the ruffle makes it perfect!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  40. I adore this makeover! I love feed sacks so much! It looks wonderful!

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  41. How stinking cute. You did an amazing job recovering the stool. It turned out GREAT!!!

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  42. That looks totally awesome!!! And the fabric calculation is most impressive!

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  43. Dig it! Don't you love when you can use up just about the last stitch of fabric?! I don't know why there is such satisfaction in that, but I always challenge myself to use up as much as possible. There just couldn't have been a more perfect fit for your little stool than that grain sack. PERFECTION.

    So glad you could Mi4M!

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  44. This is so great! What an adorable transformation and the label is perfect! Saw you at Make it for Monday and had to come tell you how I love this!!

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  45. Jane, whenever you post a project, you always get a zillion comments because people LOVE the creativity. This project is no exception. It looks wonderful. If you want to share further, I've posted my link for the Boardwalk Bragfest, which is on Tuesdays now. In any event, I'm thrilled to have seen this. GREAT project!

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  46. Jane, That turned out just so perfectly! What great inspiration for others, too. :-)
    ~ Sue

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  47. I am very impressed and marvel at your creativity!

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  48. That is such a cute stool! Great makeover :]

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  49. Love it! It looks so cute. I really like how you covered it.

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  50. Oh My Gosh!! Perfect!! And all you had left was that little scrap! It was just meant to be!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  51. Stopping in from Bobbypins Boardwalk. This caught my eye right away...it is fabulous> I am so on the hunt for sugar sacks, grain sacks....I'll take anything.
    Holly
    504 Main

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  52. Simply stunning stool!

    You put it all together so perfectly, it's just wonderful.

    xxx

    z

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  53. Totally meant to be, don't you think? Gorgeous!!!

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  54. Um... wow... this is just amazing!.. like the footstool and that sack were meant to be together!.. beautiful work!..

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  55. Very very cool! Why have I never been here before. I cannot believe I have not visited you with all these neat ideas!

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  56. Jane, that is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! And how lucky that it fit the top so well. You always come up with fantastic ideas.
    Brenda

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  57. That turned out so spectacularly! I love it!

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  58. Well... how cute is that little stool!? I love it! And it looks like you may have just enough of the sack left to make one little fabric rosette! LOL!

    Tania

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  59. Your stool is fabulous!!!!!!!!!! If you have time, I'd love for you to link it up to my RE- Party (RE-do, RE-purpose, RE- wahtever...) at http://firstadream.blogspot.com/.

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  60. Wow. What a transformation. This is gorgeous and definitely a freckled favorite this week. Seriously, not a stitch out of place on this and I LOVE that you repurposed a sugar sack.

    Hugs,
    Jami

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  61. this is beyond fantantic...it actually took my breath away and I squealed when I saw it on the funky junk link up...off to explore the rest of your blog...awesome!

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  62. Well Jane the junker, I am spellbound on how you found the perfect footstool for the perfect grain sack. A true winner! So love this and have featured you on SNS #65's sidebar this weekend. :)

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  63. LOVE IT! Another amazing creation!

    I have several feed, grain, and sugar sacks of various sizes laying around my place right now, and I was planning on doing the requisite pillows with them, and possibly the background of a message board (which I desperately need for organizational purposes) with one of them. But now I see clearly that I need to be on the lookout for a suitable stool so I can try my hand at your wonderful creation!

    Kimberly

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  64. Love this! I bought this very same stool at a garage sale last summer and now I know what to do with it!

    I shared your beautiful blog with my readers at http://simplybungalow.blogspot.com/2011/01/for-love-grains-sacks.html .

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Heidi

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  65. I missed this when I was peeking around your blog yesterday...too cute! Laurel

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  66. I have that exact sugar sack. I made pillows with it :)

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  67. I love this! I can't believe how perfect the sack fit the stool.

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