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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fringed Out Queen Anne Stool

Today, I am going to share my Queen Anne stool makeover.  I shared in an earlier post that I lost my precious 97 year old grandmother in March.  Due to that loss, I gained many of her wonderful treasures.  This is actually the stool that goes with her sewing machine which I am currently using as a table on my upstair's landing.  I'm so sorry that I didn't take a before picture of the stool.  Shame on me!!   I am so bad about that!  I had previously covered the stool seat with material that I purchased from Hobby Lobby, but had not yet painted.

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The above picture is the completed project, but as usual, I always tend to do projects the long way!  Let me walk you through my mistakes so you can avoid them. :)

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                    Here is the stool after being painted with Martha Stewart Metallic cast bronze paint.

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                            I love that color, and yes, it is the same color I painted my bar stools!!

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Next, I added fringe by using my old faithful glue gun.   I was loving the look the fringe gave the stool, but was not loving the look of the covered seat.  

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You can tell from this picture below it needed some extra padding in the worst way!

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Screwdriver in hand, I pried out all those staples, and started all over with the seat cushion.  I have been using an old comforter my daughter no longer wanted for some projects in her room. I will share some of those projects soon!   I cut the trim off the comforter and stapled it around the edge of the seat.  It was the perfect size that I needed to fill in around the cushion.  I left the actual seat in the chair while stapling the trim, so the seat would still fit probably on the stool.

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Then I added several layers of filling from the comforter.  That old comforter has really come in handy, and at least I'm still getting my money's worth out of it!

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           Next, I added some filler from the comforter.  I cut out about 4 squares and placed them on top.

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                          After getting the fullness I wanted, once again I stapled the fabric to the seat.

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Here is the stool with its second makeover!  I love the way it turned out.  Adding that extra filler made a huge difference in the entire look of the stool.

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 Those extra steps were well worth the effort, and I still have a huge piece of the comforter left!  I'm sure I will find something to do with the leftovers.  I can't wait to get started on my next project.  I am going to paint the sewing machine table with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Coco.  I will share that project soon.  Thanks for visiting.  I would love to hear from you!


                                                                             Kathy    
                                                                                 


6 comments:

Cynthia said...

I love this stool, you did such a great job. I love the color and the fabric as well as the fringe. Beautiful. I am visiting from Ivy and Elephants.

Cynthia

Cynthia said...

I am following you via Linky and would love for you to follow cloches and lavender back on Linky.

Cynthia

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

What a charming stool. And you made it look so easy.

Visiting from Ivy and Elephants.
Debra

cathy@my1929charmer said...

It is a charming stool, and you surely did a great job making her look so pretty. I really like the color and fabric also. I am a fabric girl! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best! PS - following you on Linky!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Very sophisticated!

saddle bar stools said...

I am most impressed! It is awesome!

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