Tuesday, July 6, 2010

From Trash to Treasure


Yesterday I was looking for a simple project and after cleaning my sewing room I remembered I had a footstool I've been wanting to recover.  


I was excited when I found this at Goodwill for $9.50.  I already had the rose decorator fabric and so I got to work.


I decided to add some vintage yo-yo's and make some leaves just to add some whimsy.  I really like the way it turned out.  What are you up to today?

Joyfully,

24 comments:

  1. hi, I really like the foot stool. I would never have thought of the yo yos. they make it so cute. I finished a rug hooking project tonight and started a needle punch project. I love the feeling you get when you create something. I have really enjoyed reading your blog over the last few months. i just started one. it still needs alot of work. happy crafting. lisa

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  2. It's adorable! Too cute to put your feet on! I love the yo yo's!

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  3. Very nice. I love how you added the yoyo flowers; I've never seen that done.

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  4. I love it Renee! I keep meaning to recover my footstool too but I can't decide what fabric I want to use. Today I am studying for a test, Photoshop homework and school tonight. If I have a few minutes I'm working on sewing a skirt for my daughter:>) Hope you have a great day. Isn't this heat something else?

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  5. I love this. The fabric looks so bright and cool. Gives me an idea...

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  6. Your footstool turned out ADORABLE!! I love it! What fun to turn it into something so beautiful and useful! Blessings!!

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  7. Oh, Renee ... that cover is so gorgeous. Wow. I've never learned to sew and so I have great admiration for anyone who is so gifted. I often see old footstools at our Good Will and I know there are beautiful things that could be done to them. It's so nice to see that evidence before my eyes, here on your blog. Love the fabric you used, and love those yo-yo's in the corners.

    It's HOT here today. I'm just trying to stay cool and to catch up on emails and blogs, etc. A fun way to spend the morning. Later on, I may walk around the yard and try to capture a few more pictures of the butterflies on my coneflowers and blackeyed susans.

    Hope this is a special week for you.

    Hugs ....

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  8. Love, love, love that footstool. You did a fantastic job. How creative are you to put yo-yo's(my favorite) and leaves on the corners. I just may have to use this idea on a foot stool I have.
    Looks like I have missed some great posts, Renee. Love your blouse too. I saw it on Carrie' blog. Darn...so little time.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful. So "shabby chic" to me. Would be perfect in my bedroom. Thanks for giving me such a wonderful idea.

    Linda

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  10. Good morning Renee, what a sweet piece of work you did. I always stop by your blog to see what you are up to. Hope you have a blessed and fruitful day. Cheers, Annie

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  11. What a sweet job you did on this piece. I always stop by to see what you are up to. Hope you had a happy 4th! Have a blessed and fruitful day.

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  12. Hi Annie!
    I have tried but I can't leave a comment on wordpress. It says I have to be logged in but doesn't tell me how. I love your comments and do read your blog. If you could send me your email at sewnwithgrace@yahoo.com then we could talk that way too. Have a blessed day!

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  13. this is just adorable!! i just made some yoyo flowers this weekend!! :)

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  14. Love this...where you are sewing I seem to be painting, but I do have my sewing machine out for some new cushions for my newly painted rocking chair...thanks for the inspiration,
    Janette

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  15. Love the yo-yo touch!. . . I think it makes it!! (But then. . . with the gingham it was already a winner with me!) :o)
    xo, Bren

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  16. It's precious!!! The yoyo's were just the right embellishment. Is this going in your sweet sunporch?

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  17. Love it!! We are staying in it is to hot to do anything:)Elma
    elma2179@yahoo.com

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  18. Hi Renee;
    Your footstool is so cute. I love to recover and reuse furniture. It is so fun to see how they change with fabric and embellishments. What fun!

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  19. I just adore this. I love the yo yo features.

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  20. Hi Renee,
    I just wanted to say thanks for being the first person to visit my blog and thanks for the kind words. I hope you have a wonderful day. Lisa

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  21. I love it! the colors are so cute together!

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  22. I love how you changed the look of this stool. The results are very sweet!! :) Beautiful job!!!!

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