Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Shhhhh, it's a cover-up!

I was working like a mad woman to give my studio a little makeover for the "Where Bloggers Create II" party and decided to cover my sewing stool.  Good news - the stool has a pretty little dress to wear.  The bad news - my buddy Harriet informed me that I had already missed the deadline to enter the party!  Sigh.  Oh well, next year, right?

I have never tackled an upholstery job or anything of this sort.  Covering a pillow is quite different!  But, I enjoyed it all the same and may have learned some things along the way.  It isn't too bad considering.

The fabric is duck (I believe) and I bought it at Garden Ridge a while back - $5.99 for 3 yards!  I was rummaging through my stash and thought it would make a nice cover.  While it has that shabby look, it may be too heavy and bulky for this little stool.  I also wanted to tint it pink and tried to give it a bath in a mixture of water and pink acrylic paint.  Nope.  I don't know if it is because of the nature of this material or it was treated, but it didn't take.  So, maybe Rit Dye.  Later.

Here she is in my office.  She looks so little now.  Huh.  Instant weight loss.  I wonder if I wore that.... Nah.

I have another little chair in my office that I would like to make a "dress" for but with lighter materials.  That's another project for another day!

See you soon!

Mona Pin It


  1. Mona,
    Great job. What a cute makeover. I love the shape of the back of the chair.

  2. It looks great! I really like your stool covered and uncovered.


  3. Very pretty Mona. Your stool and her dress are darling. I missed the studio party too. You should see mine right now!! ACK! What a mess! My mess would not inspire anyone. But next year, I will have mine ready. We will wow them all, right? Yep!

  4. Cute little dress that you made for your stool.
    Of course, that stool is pretty cute naked! LOL.

    Ooh, did I say that!


  5. What a great job you did! The stool is so pretty now. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! Have a wonderful day!