August 15, 2010

Over The Top Stool Redo

O.K. I admit it, I went over the Shabby, Romantic, Fru Fru edge.  Have you ever watched that show "Say Yes To The Dress" on TLC?  It is about women picking bridal dresses and it is on Friday nights, well guess who watched it this past Friday?  Yep me, so I got up Saturday morning all inspired to cover two little stools.


Sometimes you can go months before you see the perfect little stool to recover, I have been lucky enough to find 4 in the past 3 weeks.  
I found two of these little gems for $5.00 a piece.




O.K., I lost my mind, Exhibit one.


This is covered with creme color vintage damask fabric



Then I used fabric from a antique crinoline for the lace overlay.




This is where I got really crazy, I have a gathering foot for my serger sewing machine so I took strips of the lace and ruffled it really tight.





Then nestled in ribbons, flowers, and beads from a vintage necklace.

O.K., I lost my mind in the shabby, fru fru world, Exhibit II



This is a vintage white damask fabric.



I sewed 3 beautiful lace doilies on top



Nestled a vintage brooch into a lace flower.



Added some vintage buttons.



And there you have it romantic, shabby, fru fru gone wild.



I put them in my antiques booth at Orange Tree yesterday and priced them at $38.00, now I wait to see if they sell.  I know they are over the top, but I really like them.
Click HERE and leave a comment to enter the September 1, 2010 drawing of Tyler, the vintage framed paper doll


O.K. You be the judge, have I gone to far?  Can we get to crazy with our shabby, romantic, crafty projects or can you never go to far?  Should I stop watching wedding shows?

Carol 

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40 comments:

Annesphamily said...

Oh Carol, your stools are too divine! I love them so much! You are so incredibly talented. I am so glad I am getting to know you. You inspire me.
MY sweet tags arrived safely. Thank you so much! They are absolutely darling. Paper dolls were always a favorite of mine growing up. Kids today just don't seem to have the fun and creativity we had! It's all about high tech and not much else! THank you for being such a sweetheart. I hope your weekend is terrific! Hugs Anne

Mari said...

I FOR ONE LOVE THE WAY THEY TURNED OUT :)
I DON'T THINK THERE TOO MUCH!! BUT I SURE THINK THERE WAY TO CUTE :)

XOX~MARI

MosaicMagpie said...

Great looking stool redos. You can never have too much lace.
Debbie

Theresa said...

Hi Carol! They are so sweet! The first one reminds me of a wedding cake!! Someone will definitely snatch them up. I bet they won't be there long! I bought my Romantic Homes yesterday and was showing you off to anyone in my family who would listen. The article is wonderful, i loved it! Have a great Sunday night! Theresa

Bellesanbeaus said...

They are awesome! I, too, was bitten by the television/inspiration bug...but I was watching the new Clash of the Titans...guess whose ATC came out looking like Medusa!!! yep me! Hope they sell quickly for ya! Big hugs Beth

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

I am with Theresa - they look like wedding cakes they are so detailed!! :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those have had a lot of work put into them. You are really good.

Lucy - By the Hill said...

They are sweet as sweet can be! I'm sure they'll make a couple of gals real happy!
You sure are creative Carol!
.....and of course you can never go over the top with the shabby fu fu stuff!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Carol,
Yes...the weather this week is going to be "normal"...we'll see.
Your stools are beautiful!!! I hope they sell right away. So pretty! I don't have cable TV...guess that's a good thing...LOL
Deb :)

Kristin said...

Wow those are really beautiful!

tales from an oc cottage said...

I am just so impressed that you know how to use a serger! Those little "tuffets" are fun!


m ^..^

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

It turned out great! I wish I was better at sewing. Have a great day!
Bonnie :)

Karen said...

hee hee you can NEVER have too much lace or bling my lovely!!! The 2nd is my favourite!!! X

Debbie@Debbie Sews Retro said...

Carol,
I thought I was the only person to use the words,"Fru-Fru" anymore. All the girls where I work laugh at me when I use that term. I must admit that stool #2 is my favorite. You should have no trouble selling them. What a unique shower or wedding gift either one would make.
Debbie

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh Carol, sometimes a girl just has to go over the top once in awhile! These two stools look like little wedding dresses! They are so pretty and frilly. All the beautiful details are wonderful.

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

You may have lost your mind however, the stools are fantastic. I happened onto your blog and love your framed paperdoll post. THANKS FOR SHARING.
Michele

Sherry said...

I love to what creative people come up with when they let their creativity "run wild". They are beautiful, the second one you showed is my favorite. Your are an inspiration.

La said...

I think they are beautiful, Carol. La

Debbie said...

Well, if you're over the top, I'm leaping off with you. I think they are so beautiful and SO ROMANTIC! (Ahem... ahem... maybe you'll be featured yet again.)

I have to tell you that when I read here, I'm very inspired to bring more romance back to my home. You do "it" so well!

CHERI said...

I'm no expert on FRU FRU but I think people who like it would LOVE these stools! I am not an overly frilly type and although I enjoy looking at the vintage, frilly things so many talented people produce, it's not my taste for decorating. Of course, I'm not sure what my style is!!!! I keep looking for it! You are one talented lady and I so admire your creativity!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Could those be any more romantic! I don't think so! BEAUTIFUL
Please know how much I loved your comments on my blog and how much they mean to me.
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Debbie said...

Well yes you sure did have some fun here I see:) But they are so pretty...what can be too much or over the top about pretty? Loves that your heart is in it!

sewingseeds4U said...

They are absolutely gorgeous. Like designing your own mini wedding dresses. The detail in the ribbon/flowers is incredible. Very pretty. An no I've never had a cheese sandwich at Mimi's but it's now on my list...Patty

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Say YES to the Dress !! and now there is Say YES to the Dress ATLANTA !!!! I LOVE them both and I think your stools are beautiful and what a wonderful gift for a bride ... wouldn't it be a sweet idea to use the wedding dress for a dressing table skirt and stool instead of letting it sit in a box? What a wonderful thing to pass down to your daughter.
(())

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Beautiful!! I think they're perfect ~ so perfect that I'm looking for stools for my house - as - we speak!!

COLORCRAZED said...

There can never be enough Fru Fru! Never enough romance with lace and pearls. Never enough ambiance. These are beautiful, don't stop creating. They make me feel all 'girlie' just looking at them.

Debbie said...

Thanks my sweet friend for joining in:)

COLORCRAZED said...

Hi Carol,
I just wanted to let you know that I posted about your wonderful blog this morning on Colorcrazed. I hope it sends you lots of new friends.

Erin said...

I love how they turned out!! I can see them perfectly in romantic/shabby chic home! :)

mle said...

It's easy to see where you got your inspiration! Love that!! Hope a few someones snatch them up quickly : )

Victoria said...

Those are gorgeous and no, I don't think you went over the top at all!!! Can anything ever be too feminine? You're so talented, I wish I could sew:)

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog:)

the cape on the corner said...

ha ha, i love your description of your stools, and i can totally see the inspiration from say yes to the dress!

glad you stopped by the cape on the corner, and i really appreciate your comment on my garage and backyard reno. believe me, i wish we didn't do these things ourselves so they could get done FASTER!!

have a great one!

Meg said...

Uh...WOW. You have me at the word 'vintage.' How amazing are these???

I'd love it if you would link up to my Friday link party!
http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/
Have a lovely night!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

You are quite talented! Those stools look amazing!

Sherrie said...

You just gave me a great idea for a stool make-over. Thanks I already have the stool.

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

WOW! Look at all the details on that! You did a wonderful job making that over -- it's gorgeous! :)

Pam said...

The stools are very pretty. I love the wedding dress progam. But why are all the wedding dresses nowdays strapless! I have been to too many weeding lately where the bride really should not have gone the strapless route - some people are just not meant to wear strapless (me for one). Ok, rant over.

Something Special said...

Well, I think your Fru Fru is lovely. I never watch Say yes to the dress either, but did the other night too. Would you care to join us in a fall swap. If so, check out my blog post Fall Intriques Basket swap. I think it will be lots of fun!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I can just see some bride to be resting her pretty feet on that beautiful tuffet while she opens her gifts at a wedding shower. teehee

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Hello, I just came across your blog... Your pictures are just beautiful!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia