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« on: April 18, 2004 09:52:56 AM »

It's been a loooong time since my last project post.
I found this footstool at one of those $1 stores where they sell things for more than $1.  It was $8, but with the nicks and dents on it, I convinced them to give it to me for $6.
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And here's the kitschy stool I turned it into...
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I am giving this stool to our friends' 1 year old daughter for her birthday.  Her parents had bought her a dress with the exact same fabric on it (when she was just a few months old)!  They loved that dress soo much and I thought it was a good way for them to remember that dress she has long outgrown Smiley
I also think it's cool that the women on the fabric are making a birthday cake!
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2004 10:48:16 AM »

How cute and cool, Firehead!!

I saw theose stools here in town and pondered purchasing one, but I didn't see a real need at the time.  Maybe I will anyway now! ^_^
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2004 11:55:36 AM »

That's really cute! Where did you find the fabric?
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2004 11:56:24 AM »

oh my gosh! that stool is TOO cute! i'm sure she will love it.

question then - so did you use the fabric from her old dress to make the stool? or did you find some of that fabulous fabric new somewhere? and if so - WHERE?!?! it is soooo awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2004 12:14:56 PM »

thanks for all the compliments!

i found the fabric at Hancock Fabrics.
it's made by Herman Miller (?).
i couldn't believe it when i saw it b/c it was the same like the dress. remembering how much her parents loved that dress, i knew i had to make something out of it for the baby.  soo i saved it for months until i found that stool.

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2004 06:33:25 PM »

how did you make it! It's waaay kewl @
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2004 05:51:59 AM »

how did you make it! It's waaay kewl @

thanks craftylea!  Kiss

it wasn't hard at all.  i took apart the stool from the underside.  there were only 4 screws attaching the seat to the legs.  i removed the staples that held the monkey fabric.  i stapled on the new fabric, painted stripes and polka dots on the legs (after painting 3 coats of white), then (after several coats of gloss varnish) reattached the legs to the seat with the screws.

hope that helps!
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2004 11:36:09 AM »

That's too good! Gahh, I should really start making something worthwhile for my room.

Thanks for the inspiration, I'm sure the little girl will adore it!
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2004 08:41:31 PM »

Where in the world is that fabric from...it's AWESOME!
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2004 09:28:07 PM »

that is so awesome! i wish that people would give me gifts like that!
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2004 03:34:39 PM »

o wow it looks so much better than the before pic! great job! i love polka dots and retro stuff!
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2004 12:40:38 PM »

the fabric you used in the stool is called "home ec".  its a retro redo supposed to conjure up the old home economics classes.  I only know this cuz Im a "family and consumer science teacher..." or, home ec.  Great job on the stool.
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2004 04:37:46 PM »

I *LOVE* that fabric! Shocked
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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2004 06:54:58 AM »

Wow how awesome is that, my kids each had a stool when they were little and they loved it, my daughter would drape fabric over hers and make a my little pony stable out of it, and my son loved to be in charge of turning off the lights at night, so he would take his little stool, light to light so he could reach the switch.
So what are you gonna make out of the monkey fabric?
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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2004 11:36:18 AM »

Wow how awesome is that, my kids each had a stool when they were little and they loved it, my daughter would drape fabric over hers and make a my little pony stable out of it, and my son loved to be in charge of turning off the lights at night, so he would take his little stool, light to light so he could reach the switch.
So what are you gonna make out of the monkey fabric?

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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2004 03:31:58 PM »

THAT IS SO CUTE! The fabric and the painting is great! You have inspired me all over again!
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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2004 06:14:11 PM »

That's SO cute! I think it's damn cute Smiley
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