Keeping It Quick, Keeping It Simple

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nothing better than a simple project
to add a little extra hmmmphhh to your decor!

Old Footstool Makeover

Materials Needed:
~~ Spray Paint ~~
~~ New Fabric ~~
~~ Staple Gun ~~

The brown wood stool was spray painted black, a year ago.
It's been patiently waiting in the garage --- in the infamous "to-do" heap.

Used a remnant of pale yellow and ivory large checked silk.

Puckers aren't quite as prevalent in person.

Placed next to the TV Armoire...

Another quick and simple project...
Purchased the Calendar of Parrots off of Ebay.
Each monthly beautiful large print was perforated, separating the calendar section, intended for reframing.

Frames found at AC Moore ... 55% off a few weeks ago.
Replaced a couple of large, long tropical prints that were getting a little faded.

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
-- Albert Einstein


Linking Post To:
"Sharing Your Creations," at Kristen's Blog, Kristen's Creations
~~ and ~~
"Keep It Simple," at Barb's Blog, Grits and Glamour.


  1. So glad you joined the party! Love the stool...that plaid fabric is so pretty. I know you can tell I like plaid! lol...I can't believe the birds are out of a calendar. What a great idea! I love where to put them too...beautiful! Kristen

  2. Love the ottoman and the bird prints are really beautiful...Christine

  3. LOVE the little stool. And what lovely pics from a calendar! Who would have known? Thanks so much for joining in the very first Keep It Simple Party. Blessings, Barb

  4. Hi Rhonda, love the stool redo. It is so pretty!


  5. Those are all great! Those calendar prints look like they were professionally done! :) Great ideas!

  6. Wonderful makeover and I absolutely love love love those parrots, Rhonda!!

  7. I love the new fabric on the small stool, I have one I'm wanting to re-do haven't located just the right fabric yet. :-)) Adore the pictures, what treasures they are. hugs ~lynne~

  8. Recovering footstools and prehaps dinning room chairs is always a great way to change things up. Looks great. Nice to meet you. Pat

  9. I have a couple of footstools that need some updating but I just never seem to get around to it. Right now I'm trying to finish up the hand stitching on Travis' mission memory quilt so I can run it to the quilter's. I just ordered the rest of the backing from Kauai. I'd ordered the border fabric from them a year ago and the more I looked at it and worked with it the more I loved it. My quilter promised to get it back to me the first part of Dec. so I can give it to Trav when he comes home. Usually I wait 6-9 months for my projects to be done. I also have another quilt that has to get pieced before I pack up my sewing room and give it back to Travis.

    Sorry I haven't been around much. After Christmas when I can post what I've done you'll see that I really was busy!

    It's good to see you posting. Thanks for supporting the girls to in the contest. :)

  10. Rhonda,
    Both projects are gorgeous! What inspiration from a calendar and elegant frames!!! Thank you for your sweet comment and vist recently! Stop by again, soon, dear!

  11. I LOVE simple projects! The stool is really precious. Love the fabric!

  12. Rhonda, I love the new look of your stool and your pictures. Your home is just gorgeous. That is so cool that you used to be a director for AWANA. It's a wonderful program. I praise God for it. Thank you for your kind comments to me. Enjoy your weekend. Kathi


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