Monday, August 17, 2009

Girl's Dream Bedroom - A Little Footstool Project

Thanks Laurie, for featuring this on Tip Junkie!!



Just look at how cute this footstool project turned out! What is it about a project that costs next to nothing? Suddenly there is freedom to be as creative as you want to be. If it doesn't turn out...hey, it's no big deal.

Here's the story. It started with my Mom & Dad bringing the footstool to the house last week. It had been sitting in their den until they had the idea that it would be a nice addition to Isabella's room. Not until I called them to brag about how adorable it turned out did they share the news of its origin. Can you believe it was pulled out of a dumpster a few years ago? My Dad was Dumpster Diving?


Regardless, I am still smiling about its transformation. First the frame was sanded...I would have wanted to fumigate it as well, had I been a bit more informed.


The old fabric was removed (thankfully this was not the fabric that was on the stool when it was pulled out of the trash) and replaced with a new fuzzy fabric. $2 from JoAnn fabrics.



Isabella was eager to get involved and enjoyed painted the frame with Sherwin-Williams Drizzle 6479. This color is a shade darker than the Girl's Dream Bedroom wall color, Sherwin-Williams Watery 6478.


Over the Drizzle color I just had to apply a bit of Rub n' Buff in Grecian Gold...I do love this product!


Finally, the newly recovered seat was screwed into place. The entire project took just a couple hours and by using found items, left over paint, supplies and inexpensive fabric, the price is right. Nothing to complain about here, except next time I'm given something taken out of a dumpster...please, I would like to at least be told about it first.


28 comments :

  1. That is so cute! I really like the paint color. I am so glad that "your client" likes it as well!

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  2. this is funny because my mom is always finding something on the side of the road and expect me to help her get it! I can not be seen grabbing something off the curb! BUT.....I don't mind benefitting from it! its cute janell

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  3. So cute - I love all the details you are putting into this room. Makes me think that I could do so much more in every room.

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  4. I've been looking for a footstool EXACTLY like that forever!!

    Yours came out so cute, I love the texture of it :)

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  5. Cute, Janell. Really cute! Thanks for sharing. Funny story, too.

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  6. I love the color, and the furry fabric is so cute!

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  7. OMG that is gorg! The fuzzy fur fabric is awesome. I would have never thunk to do that. It is perfect for a frilly girls room. Love, love, love it! No worry about fumigation...the paint sealed in the dumpster...haha. Thanks for linking up.

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  8. oh so sweet! great color & the rub & buff really finished it.

    i love henri bendel's too. we had one in columbus for a few years & it's a must stop when in new york.
    your file chest is awesome.

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  9. omg I love it! The teal! The fur! it's just awesome!

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  10. how fun is that!! I love the color you chose!

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  11. Hello Janell - love the stool make-over! The color is fabulous and the fuzzy fabric is so cool! Lucky girl. Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  12. Love it! Hmmm. Now I really want one...

    Great job!

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  13. That is too cute~ Love the fabric - great vision on that. Gotta run - gotta go check out some dumpsters (and I'm a grandmother!) Linda

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  14. I have a footstool almost exactly like this, I've been waiting for the right fabric for a makeover - wonder if I could do fuzzy fur in my office?! LOL that is just too cute!

    ~TidyMom

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  15. Very cute!!! I love the girly touch to it!

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  16. Adorable!!!

    xo,
    cristin @ simplified bee

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  17. It has to be one of the more adorable things I've ever seen! Loving it...
    pk @ room remix

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  18. What a great transformation! I love the color as well and the fur just says "FUN"!
    Happy Fall...

    ~Really Rainey

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  19. That's so cute. I love the fur (It will flatten out though so beware! LOL...trust me on this one! I covered something in my daughters room with it and it all matted.

    I have a linky party going on, come on over and link up! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-great-pumpkin.html

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  20. I. LOVE. THIS! How cute is that?! The color is great and I love the fuzzy fabric you used on the top.

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  21. Love this! So girly! I have two boys so there is no chance I will ever get to have something so femanine in my house but I just love it! ~Ashley

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  22. Now that is too cute! Would you believe that I actually have one of these!!! Not as beautiful as you've made it - but I have the little stool. I found it at a flea market for $1, and kept waiting to get inspired on how to transform it! Well, HERE it is! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring!

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  23. Looks beautiful! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

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