Trying to shake things up a bit in the house. Trying to ward off the wintertime blues before they have a chance to begin. (ugh)
When my dad bought me my Hope Chest for high school graduation, we got this footstool for FREE. Yes, I liked FREE even back then.
But the fabric has seen better days.
I was up bright and early (shocker!!) and began to re-upholstery before I even got dressed. (or obviously had my hair or makeup done). This proves I am NOT a morning person!!!
Enter NEW fabric.
My niece gave me a bunch of COOL fabric pieces found at garage sales, (much of what I already have other plans for) but this natural burlap coffee bag was the perfect covering I had been looking for. I am not into “coffee decor” or any “themed rooms” but the subtle hint of what this fabric once held makes it cool!!! Adding design AND texture, not to mention, I am a sucker for anything with letters and/or numbers on it. What an improvement huh? A screwdriver, some staples and hot glue….I am in love with this little FREE footstool all over again. Good for another 25 years. :)
Make note of the wicker chair pad? yuck. It is next in line for new fabric. It will also be a surprising fabric combo. I already have it picked out and with any luck, I can also post pictures of it.
I am also in LOVE with the suitcase ensemble. Picked the blue ones up at a garage sale for $1. Two sizes nested inside each other!! (thanks Sherry) and the brown one on top held a typewriter. All with nice flat tops, just the way I like them.
It is amazing how easy this project was.
Do you have odd pieces in your home screaming for a fresh look?
Or maybe a couch that just needs some new toss pillows?
I would love to hear of any plans you have, or have already done, including tips for myself and others on different ways to spruce up your home….of course, on a dime. :)
Sometimes, it is just the smallest things, can make the biggest difference.
Now, I think I will go grab a Coke, and a magazine to end my day, and see just how well the new footstool fabric works to rest my feet upon. :)