Sunday, August 23, 2009

Reveals and Makeover #1.....

This is the first post in a series of closer looks at the parlor.

This first makeover was on the easy side. Most of you can do this at home on a rainy, Saturday afternoon. This is the finished footstool or tuffet as the Victorian's would have called it. It is actually more the color of the walls on the base of the fabric with the damask print in a pale rose. It has box pleated corners and a straight skirt with ivory chenille fringe.


The fabric started out life as a tablecloth that I purchased at Burlington's on sale for $9.99. It was large enough for this foot stool, a table cover and two chair seats.

This is how that footstool began....


The cover opens for storage....


It came from Big Lots for a whopping....

I bought the fringe on eBay for a song. How's that for an easy afternoon project.....a lovely Victorian tuffet for less than $25.00.

If you'd like directions for this project, just email me. I'd be happy to share.

6 comments:

The Victorian Parlor said...

Your tuffet is beautiful! I love how you used a table cloth to make all of the coverings. I did that for my mother's dining room-we needed to cover the chairs but wanted something that went with the table linens. We bought the matching table cloth and covered all of the dining room chairs with that:).

Can't wait for the next update:)!

Blessings,

Kim

Connie said...

Bertie, that turned out great, honey. I've been wanting to do that to 2 RA shabby chic stools I have to cover the legs and make it more "cushy" but haven't found the time or energy yet. Oh, I have a victorian book you might like: Cherished Objects. If you want it let me know and I'll get it right out.
xoxo,
Connie

Graceful Rose said...

Hi Bertie, I love your tuffet, you are very resourceful using the tablecloth for so many things. I try to do that too. I will keep tabs on your makeover. Thanks and have a great day.

Vicki Pink Pearl Girl said...

Bertie,
Love the Victorian stool you have made. What a great idea. Can't wait to see more of your ideas.
Thank you for stopping by & checking out my latest find.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Bertie, how gorgeous is this?!?! And I love the color, too. You just can't beat Damask in my book!!!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

vickie said...

Very clever Bertie, love the color.