Sunday, July 23, 2017

Giving a new look.....

This stool is part of a dressing table set that I got from my Mum (which she got from her Mum) .... so I have always loved it because of that.  I had the stool covered about 20 years ago - it's lasted well


... but this weekend it got a make-over....


My friend Christine had some of this tapestry fabric leftover from a cushion she made... and I had admired it and this week she gave me this lovely big piece which was just the right size...


I love the fresh new look it has given the stool - and in my eyes there is not much better than a fabric with bugs and plants ....


... isn't there a big difference now?


Whilst I was away Marina had a birthday - and although I had been well planned in making her a gift before I went away I had forgotten to post it!!  Oh well it has got there now - having failed to take pictures myself I have stolen this from Marina's blog...

A little project bag made from a pattern by Leanne Beasley, which had a long bag which would hold scissors, quick unpick, thread etc and I included a little mini pincushion to go in the bag.  I hope it will be useful ....


At least now I can say I have a finish for June/July!!

Righto, Gotto Go.... the day is cooling down and so it's time to set the fire!!


19 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh I just LOVE that beautiful makeover on your special heirloom. It looks wonderful! Well done! Marina's pretty gift was worth the wait xx

Maria said...

What a big difference to your lovely stool... I love that gorgeous furnishing fabric Christine gave you...
Beautiful gifts you made for Marina..

Lin said...

Lovely makeover on the stool, really does give it a new fresh feel. Great gifts which I have already admired on Marina's blog, so useful as well as pretty. xx

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous furnishing fabric......so much fresher than the old fabric, everything old is new again! Sweet gifts for Marina, I bet she loves them.

Jeanette said...

Love the stool. Hard to believe it's the same one as the fabric from Christine gave it a whole new look. Gorgeous gifts for Marina. Hugs, xx

marina said...

Love the gorgeous fabric for your makeover, it really gives it a great new look.
Loving my gifts and they will come in very useful....and be admired too.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

What a lovely facelift for the stool.... gives it a fresh new look! Love the pressies for Marina! xx

Chantal L. said...

I am so in love with your stool. Claw foot, curved legs and gorgeous fabric; what's not to love? You did an excellent job. I agree with you, fabric with plants and bugs is perfect for this project. Enjoy! ;^)

sunny said...

Love what you did with the stool! Updated, but still in the style of the piece. I saw your gifts to Marina on her blog earlier. Very nice.

I am said...

Hi Fiona ,wow that is the perfect fabric for your stool,you did a great job of recovering it,well done my friend.
Love the pressie you put together for Marina,she will love it,hope your day is a good one my friend xx

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Great stool refresh.
Marina's gifts look lovely too.

Louise said...

What a sweet gift! You're so kind to your friends :) And I love that tapestry with all the lovely flowers!

Susan said...

Lovely re make and a great present too - love the personal touch.

Jane Galley said...

love the stool, it's amazing the difference the fabric can make

Sandi said...

Love the make over - too pretty to sit on now - don't you just want to look at it..lol well done.xx

Karen S said...

Lovely work with your stool and what a lovely family treasure.

Kathleen said...

LOVE the fabric for the stool!

Shasta Matova said...

That stool looks so pretty with the new fabric. The gifts are pretty too - I like that "my precious things" label for the bag.

Raewyn said...

Great makeover for the stool - how lovely it is that the family teasure is still going strong. Lovely gift for Marina...cool how you personalised it for her!

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