Isn't it wonderful? I love the gold writing and patterns on it.
I've had it for about 8 years, it cost the princely sum of £5 from a car boot sale.
I do have an electric sewing machine, but I'd rather use this - it reminds me of the old treadle machine that was my Nans. She taught me to sew with it when I was about 9 or 10.
Now, I purchased this grotty old foot stool from my favourite charity shop in November last year for £4, and stored it away until now.
Someone had started to strip off the cover and given up, the legs hadn't been tightened up properly either.
I had just the place in mind for it, and knew exactly what to cover it with.
Here's the finished project....hope you like it -( I decided not to button it as it would blend in better).
It is to blend in with an earlier project I did for our guest bedroom....now, I should explain that my husband is not a fan of painted furniture, and to be truthful this chair was so nice I didn't want to paint it anyway. I got it from a local antique centre earlier last year, the seat was in a dreadful state, so I completely stripped and re-upholstered it in this lovely lily fabric. It was on sale for £45 but I negotiated it down to £30. I already had plenty of the fabric left over from another guest room project.
I didn't fancy stripping off the paint from the stool legs, so I just cleaned them up and left them painted cream.
I think it blends together well, and is plenty big enough to rest the breakfast tray on too.
Here is the original project I did for this room, sadly I lost the 'before' photo's when my old laptop broke.
I got the linen basket from Freecycle last year, it was in a terrible state, a REALLY BATTERED Lloyd Loom one. I stripped it back to the basic frame and recovered it in 'bendy' MDF, and made a new flat top as well. Then I padded it all with wadding and upholstered it in the lovely lily fabric.
It is now in the same bedroom. And here's a peek at the bed.....
I hope you like my finished projects, though I do have quite a few more that I've done in different rooms. Please let me know what you think. Thank you for joining me and I hope you come back soon.
Oh! nearly forgot. The something old, something new title? My wonderful husband and I celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary today!