Monday, March 1, 2010

Footstool Makeover and Winners!

The winners of the apron giveaway are:

Vee of Wild West Home
Tami of a Girls Gotta Nest

Congratulations! Please contact me to confirm your color choice and personalization!

My little girls bathroom isn't quite finished yet. I was really hoping that I'd be able to work with the wall color, but I think the room really needs to be painted white. This wouldn't ordinarily be a problem except that the room has vaulted ceilings which I can't reach even standing on the top rung of our tallest ladder (which is a big no-no, but I've done before). Now worries- I've found a guy on craigslist who is coming to paint the room tomorrow afternoon. I'm kind of annoyed about having to pay someone to paint, especially since I didn't spend a single penny on the rest of the room, but I'm not willing to sacrifice safety.

I've finished almost all of the other little projects going into this room. I'll share one of them with you to tide you over! I found this little stool for $3 at goodwill last spring. It sat on my porch holding a couple of plants. It was already chippy when I bought it, but then I accidentally left it outside all winter. Oops!



I painted the legs white and upholstered the top with some padding (I cut up an old mattress pad which I replaced recently) and I made a little slipcover (I know you're just shocked about that!) for the top.

Jellybean asked me if the F stood for fancy (we just read "Fancy Nancy" for the first time recently!)

I'm participating in:
Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick
Trash to Treasure at Reinvented



  1. How stinkin' cute is that! I love the hounds tooth fabric and the balls! Too cute!

    Stop by my blog and say hello sometime!

  2. Very cute! Love the slipcover and the monogram. The trim is a great touch!

  3. I hope you told her, yes. I recall being about 8 years old watching you match your earrings to your Hard Rock Cafe t-shirt. If that's not fancy, I don't know what is :)

  4. Awww what an adorable foot the colors! What a wonderful surprise to find out that I won your apron, thanks!! I will email you soon.

  5. Great makeover for your stool. If the person who donated to Goodwill could see it now, they'd be amazed.

    I don't blame you for hiring out painting that bathroom. Sometimes you just have to realize that you can't do everything yourself.

  6. Love love love!!! PS. We love Fancy Nancy too. We have most of the books, and now Natalie wants to be fancy all of the time. :) They are such cute stories!!

  7. Love your stool, do you ever have a vision, girl! You really did a nice job :)

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    ~Michelle :)

  8. I just found your blog last night and am in love! Oh how I wish I knew how to sew pretty things! It's something i'd like to learn, but since we just bought our first real home, i've been keeping myself busy with DIY projects I actually know how to do. :) My daughter would LOVE that stool! And Fancy Nancy is a favorite around here too. Keep up the inspiring work!



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