This footstool was a housewarming gift from my Mom when I first moved out on my own. I have had it all this time and always found a nice spot for it in each place I have lived.
Now that I have my house... I thought it was time to breath new life into this treasure.
This adorable fabric really had matched a lot of my places and decor.
Light, airy, and worn by cat scratches (yes, at one point I had cats)
One of my favorite things about this little footstool is that the top opens up to a little hiding nook.
I have always kept little treasures stashed away in there! It now holds my color pencils, crayons, and crochet hooks!
I took the wee little hinges off the top and started to remove the fabric staple by staple.
MAGIC OF FABRIC:
Once I had the old fabric off it was just a matter of deciding in what orientation I wanted to use the new pattern and then cutting the new fabric to size.
Here it is ready for stapling!
And voila! It's like a new little piece of art. And it really fits the more modern and playful look I have going in my art spot!
Here's a peak at that nook!
Fancy crayons, sketching pencils, art books, web-cam, and I store crochet hooks in that re-used Japanese gummy tube (such a green re-use and it still smells like strawberries!!!)
I will still do something with that empty piece of wood underneath. I'm thinking of painting something, but not sure what yet.
Do you have an old piece you treasure that could use a little new life infused in it?
This pop of color and my blue pencil and crayon case are serving as my Midweek Blues entry hosted by Rebbeca over at The Dusty Cellar.
I hope you will check out other cures for the Midweek Blues there!
I have also linked this post to Fabric Tuesday hosted by Fresh Poppy Design over at Quiltstory (my new found favorite blog as I dust off my quilting juices!)
Also, be sure to look at what others are creating with fabrics!