Thursday, March 29, 2012

little stool for the little guy

Thanks for your ribbon votes yesterday.  I decided to go with the striped ribbon for the banner.  I'll be sharing that as soon as we get them up on the wall.  We've got some patching and painting to do first!

When we went to my Aunt's house the other weekend our son spotted a little stool she had and starting sitting on it immediately.  She had purchased it to help her dog get up on a chair without hurting her back but her dog wasn't interested in it.  She offered it up to us and we gladly took it.

It was cute as it was but it didn't fit in with our decor and we were hoping to use it in our little guy's big boy room.

So I ripped off the tassles.

Then pulled off the staples that attached the fabric.

I decided the fabric we used in the basement that we are now using in the big boy room transformation would be perfect.

So I flipped her upside down, unscrewed the legs and got to stapling.  No art form there really.  One side gets a staple, the other gets a staple and so on.  The corners take a bit of finessing but you just fuss until it looks good.  In about 10 minutes I had this.

I cut out a piece of felt and hot glued it on to cover the staples and give it a more finished look on the underside. 

It looks adorable in the big boy room.

There is lots more to be done in there but it is coming together in my mind and that is half the battle!

It has already supplied endless fun.  You can carry it around.  Sit on it, stand on it, rest your feet on it while sitting in your blue chair.  Ah to be 2 1/2!

the shabby creek cottage
let birdz fly
the shady porch
at the picket fence
French Country Cottage
miss mustard seed
its overflowing


  1. What a cute little stool!! It has a totally different look now- I love it in the wide-striped fabric! Oh goodness, and that blue chair is just the coolest! Where did you get that?

    1. Thanks! The chair was a gift from our son's godparents. They found it in a store here in NJ that I think is now closed : (

  2. Now that's perfect for your little guy! good job!

  3. My, what a little fabric and staples can do for a piece of furniture! Love it's new look! And that blue chair...Can't wait to see the full room!
    dee dee

  4. What a cute little stool. Every new addition makes a room look better and better.
    I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by.
    Mary Alice

  5. You did a fabulous the stripe. I'm glad I found your blog at The Shady Porch party. I'm a new follower too, so I can keep in touch. I would love if you stopped by and followed back on LF and GFC. Nice to meet you, Lori

  6. Love this footstool! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee


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