Monday, November 30, 2009

First Metamorphosis Monday Post- Foot Stool

I'm linking up today for the very first time with Susan, from Between Naps on the Porch, for her Metamorphosis Monday. I've been reading her blog for several months and checking out almost all of the links to the Met Monday posts. So much inspiration here! As the gardening season comes to a close my thoughts have been on sprucing up the interior of my home to make my winter hibernation a more pleasurable experience.



I spend a lot of time on the computer and sometimes I like to prop my feet up while I'm at my desk. This summer I found this tacky foot stool at a garage sale. I think I may have paid a dollar for it. A few weeks ago I took it apart. Oh, was it ever nasty! I had to wear a mask because so much of the padding had deteriorated and there was so much dust. I threw away the old fabric and the foam padding. I cleaned the wood and sprayed it good with Lysol.


Then I spray painted the oak and replaced the foam padding and fabric. I already had the fabric, that I had bought at a garage sale probably three or four years ago.

I say the foot stool is for propping my feet, but truth be known, it is really a kitty cat bed. It seems that the cat likes to sleep beside me here while I'm at the computer.

Anyway, I have been thoroughly inspired by Met Monday with all kinds of great ideas. I hope to include a few more projects over the next few weeks. Stop by Susan's and see the great projects!

10 comments:

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

That's pretty cool! I don't have the handy/crafty gene, alas, but I can admire your abilities. Can't wait to see what other projects you come up with over the winter.

Gail said...

It's a lovely kitty bed! I think the painted oak was inspired! gail

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Robin you did a wonderful job on the footstool. It looks so pretty. Isn't it fun to make treasures from fixer uppers.

Melody said...

Wow, what a difference! It's gorgeous.

Kathleen said...

You really aced this project Robin. I can't believe the transformation! It feels wonderful to turn something past its prime into something beautiful again, doesn't it?

Mimi said...

I ♥ your little footstool, great re-do!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Wonderful redo. A footstool is now on my hunting list.

Janet said...

Good for you Robin, I should do the same to our kitchen chairs and bench set.....the fabric is still good, but the foam is shot.

Linda said...

Wow...what an awesome makeover! Love the fabric that you used. I'm lovin your blog...so I will follow so I can see all you neat ideas!

Blessings,
Linda

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Great job Robin!