Monday, March 07, 2011

One of Today's Projects...

Hope you've had a good start to the week...
After running lots of errands this morning, I was determined to find time for this little project this afternoon...
A c1950's boudoir dressing table stool that I found yesterday.
I felt the regency striped fabric covering the seat was a little dated, but I liked the floral details on the legs and frame of the stool. I didn't feel it needed painting, and thought it best to keep the gold highlights original to the stool.
Using the mouldings as my inspiration, I chose a pretty vintage rose printed fabric to re-cover the top (one of my favourites actually!)
I removed the old braid and nails from the upholstery and simply stapled the fresh fabric over the top, trimming off the excess flush with the staples.
I had plenty of this vintage pleated trimming in my supplies, which was ideal for hiding the staples.

This was glued in place.
I think it has a more feminine look now and would be a fun addition to a girl's boudoir!

Some of my other purchases for the shop over the weekend, were this old wool rug...
A little worn at the edges, but still usable and pretty.
Some fabric covered drawers, green pressed glass jug, glass toothbrush holder, an Observer book and a sparkling brooch.
I also bought a doll's wooden bed, which I intend to make some bed linens for. I'll show that project when its complete.
Hope you have a great week,
Niki x


  1. It's amazing what a fresher, brighter fabric can do - that stool looks just like new!

  2. The stool is so pretty - what a transformation, much better. I love your blog you always sheer me up with your lovely finds and makes.

  3. That fabric is so much more fitting, looks lovely. Linda x

  4. I wasn't sure about you removing what it had, but after I saw the very pretty rose fabric I was sold. It's beautiful. God bless. Cathy

  5. What an improvement! Lovely fabric, so pretty. Well done!

  6. I think the stool looks so much prettier with the floral fabric you've used. I've got some old bedroom chairs that I once recovered with some maroon brocade...feel another project coming along!

  7. the fabric looks so much more in keeping with the style of the stool. You always have a good eye.

  8. Great stool pretty!
    Julie x

  9. what a great difference! I love that sweet stool. dont ya just love when just a little bit of time and energy can make such a huge difference?
    have a great week

  10. I liked the striped fabric and then I saw the floral fabric and I liked it even better.
    My house is so full right now that I am having withdrawal from not having a re-do project.

  11. I love it, it's so beautiful!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  12. Niki - another of your wonderful transformations.
    T x

  13. Fabulous stool refurb. The floral fabric is so much prettier. I've only just discovered your blog, I think I will be back, oh yes. x

  14. Absolute Gorgeousness!

    Sandie xx

  15. Love the stool, beautiful 'new' material.
    Carol xx

  16. Oh the stool looks amazing - at first I was like..uh-oh....then I was like....ok....then I was like....OH YES DEFINITELY! You had the vision and you were so right!!!!



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Niki xx