Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Crafty magic

I love to shop at thrift stores, yard sales, flea markets and what not. And, I love to be crafty. I especially love it when those two worlds collide.

I recently found this innocent little stool at at thrift shop.




With the magic of oil cloth, vintage ball fringe and a staple gun, I turned it into this.






Perfect for the girls to use while using their sewing machines or while sitting at the puzzle table laboring over a puzzle. Both of which are common occurrences around these 'dem 'dar parts.

-dana

37 comments:

The Coopers said...

Oh I absolutley love this!!! Don't you love finding things to change and have fun with.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Fun, bright, and original.

hunnybunny said...

Staple Gun and Ball Fringe, I think I'm in love. Wonderful job!!!

Amy said...

oh that is just oo cute and perfect for so many things! Love it!

sarah, rsm said...

Too cute! You've given me an idea for the one I use under my desk ~ thank you! I learn TONS from you!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love it! That is a super cute little stool - a treasure :) Have a good day with your girlies!

Artfulife said...

I absolutely love it! I will be hunting for a stool of my own to work some fabric magic on. Darling!

The Mommy said...

Oh, that is just lovely! The fabic you chose is so cheerful..I WANT IT!

Angie said...

How stinkin'cute is that!!! I love it.
I'm off to go find me one!
:0)

Misty said...

that's wonderful!!! Beautiful!

Kris said...

Okay! Now you are just showing off! Of course I am kidding. You are the Queen of Crafts!

Amy said...

That is some crafty magic! So cute!

Lene said...

oh. now. that. is. cute.

and so easy. i can say that after someone else comes up with the idea and does the work!

Tipper said...

You're just so talented. Very neat.

Scottish Nanna said...

Its Gorgeous.
Hugs Mary.

Lynette Anderson said...

That is so cute, I just love it.

Beth Ann said...

That is just darling! I love it!
Thanks for opening my eyes are to what CAN BE....
LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

rayna said...

Pretty sweet. You should submit it to Design Sponge's before and after category!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

It's adorable! I love it.

~ Jennifer

Amylouwho said...

I love this! I should email you a picture of an old school sewing box that was freecycled to me. It has legs like this and I covered it with fabric for my daughter's room and we keep her shoes in it. Now I want to go and get a stool too! Do you want to come to my house and recover a chair for me?

Renna said...

You are such a talented and creative crafter, it's adorable!

greedygrace said...

That's awesome! I wish I had that talent!

Monkey's Momma said...

That is cute! I love thrifting too!

Pony Girl said...

Oh, we should flea market together! ;) I haven't done it in years. I love that little stool, but I would've westerned it up with a piece of vintage leather or cowhide.

One of my favorite finds years ago during my shabby chic phase was a white painted-chipped iron chair with a needlepoint seat. It was so vintage, I loved it!

Christina Joy said...

WOW! Love the repurposing of the stool! Its adorable! I'm sure that based on cuteness alone, it will get lots of great use!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Just fabulous! I forget how handdy and fun it is to use a staple gun.

Jaimee said...

Wow, how fun!
It looks fantastic.

les_mason_curt said...

loving this...

purplegiraffes said...

Love, love, love it.

Is there no end to your cleverness??

Dani' said...

That is really cute!

King family said...

Gheesh thanks for the great idea. Hubby recently dumpster dived and retrieved a stool. I don't have
to make a cover for it, just cover it. he he he.

~*~*~*~ said...

great job recycling that!! I wonder if that will be one of the cute things your kids remember when they're older....remember that little stool mom redid in the pretty green with pink flowers???

Jean :o)

bingo~bonnie said...

what a fun way to dress up a boring stool. By the way, I'm sure I am messing up your webcounter thingy as I love the music here at your blog that I often open an extra window of your blog so I can listed to your songs in the backgorund. :c)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Janiece said...

that is so cute!
what talent!

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mandy said...

love it! how fun when you find some great treasures!

Baba said...

So bright and cheery for little girls. Great find, great job on the redo.