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:

  1. 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

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

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  3. 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

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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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.

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

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  8. 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! ;^)

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  17. LOVE the fabric for the stool!

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

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  19. 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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