February 9, 2011

Romantic Tablecloth Covered Stool

I was searching for just the right fabric to cover this stool and then I spotted an antique table cloth I had. I did not put the table cloth for sale because some of the lace had been repaired and it had a few minor pin holes in it, Eureka!  It was perfect for covering the stool!

The subject of this make over

The center of the table cloth was a perfect fit for the top of the stool.

I sewed down from each corner to make it slightly fitted.

Each corner hung down a little to far so when I sewed each corner seam, I had these little pieces left from the bottom of each corner.

I sewed these together and made a fluffy thing a ma jig which I put a vintage pin on and added to the front of the stool.

I put a pin on the back of the whole thingy in case someone would like to remove it.

So many of the vintage table cloths have center square patterns perfect for covering a stool or chair cushion.  This would be a perfect use for your not quite "Perfect" linen.

Yep, I was feeling pretty cleaver when I finished this.

I put it in my booth at Orange Tree for $32, I usually price my stools between $15-$28, I can always lower the price, but I really liked this.  Plus the table that won't sell really needs some company!

Happy Crafting

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sissie said...

Hi Carol, you clever girl you! I just love this idea and it's a great way to salvage those less than perfect, but gorgeous pieces of linen.

It will sell right away for sure. My table hasn't sold either but still hoping for the best.


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You should feel clever, Carol, because you are clever. The tablecloth is a perfect fit, and looks great covering the stool. I absolutely adore old linens!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Carol, Such a great idea using the tablecloth. It is beautiful.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I love how you are always thinking Carol..that looks really cute! I am thinking it will go fast!


I ssure lOVE your ideas. You are so busy! I need to get my self "doing" more!
Of course the table needs a friend :)

Susan said...

Wow! I love your stool!

Char said...

It's perfect. Another idea brought to life and it's magical, Char

Createology said...

I cannot believe that beautiful table isn't long sold. Your table linen covered stool is beautiful. Great use of materials on hand. Happy February Hearts to you...

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Beautiful! I love it! You did a beautiful job!


Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

That darn table still hasn't sold?! Nice finished project...very feminine! ~Stacy~

Elyse said...

A D O R A B L E !


Olivia said...

Beautiful job on the stool! I love it!

Angela said...

Your cover looks perfect on that stool, I love what you did with it.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

great idea Carol, You seem to make things so easy....me...I always try to do it the hard way and then get so frustrated. I am not seeing as many pretty linens as I used to. The pillowcases I would look for for my dresses, I am not seeing at all lately. It's a good thing I stockpiled. Nope....didn't get a Christmas tree up at all. The only tree in my house was the sweet one you made. LOL..In fact, it's still out. xoxo

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Carol,

I just love that tablecloth. Have you seen the tiered ruffled tablecloths? I am dying to get one. They are so pretty. They also have them for chairs and curtains. If you know how to make one please,please share..lol Here is a link so you see what I mean.
All I need to make one for myself is a Ruffler Foot for my sewing machine and I am set. Anyway great post. Have a great day,
Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows

Roselle said...

Beautiful makeover and creation as always!
P.S. I joined WW today. Yeah me :)
Unfortunately, my meeting isn't as fun as yours. Oh well.

Patti said...

very sweet...love how youmade this look so romantic

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Carol, I can not believe how perfectly the tablecloth fit that stool! Like it was made for it! You did a GREAT job!
Have a pretty day!

Debbie said...

I was literally waiting all though this for an update on the notorious table.

I love the stool. You made my mind start zinging with possibilities as I read it. That's one of the top ten things I love about your blog. You make me consider possibilities.

High Street Cottage said...

$32 is a steal, it's darling! I have the honor of being your "linky neighbor" over at Common Ground, have a wonderful night, xoxo tami

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very clever and very pretty girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sherry said...

That is wonderful! That was a great use of that table cloth and it looks so pretty for your stool. I wish I lived closer and could visit your booth. Thank you for joining me! I am so happy you found me.

Ellie said...

I love this stool cover - perfection. I am hoping to meet you at your booth sometime. Have followed your blog for quite a while. Recently moved from Las Vegas to Mt. Dora. Haven't ventured out too much yet.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

That stool is a steal! So beautiful! I am visiting via the Valentine linky.
I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

$32 Carol ,you should bring it over to Australia, I am so jealous of all the great stuff you guys have access to:)

Shirley said...

That is just simply beautiful. How creative you are. A talent I wish I had..
Have a wonderful Valentine weekend..
Yours Sincerely,

Ginger said...

Carol your cover could not be any more perfect. So lovely. Happy PS and Valentine Day my friend.

bj said...

This is gorgeous. How smart to think of it.
I'm over from Charm of Home.
xo bj

The Gilded Cherub said...

Hello there,
Your stool is oh so pretty, I wish I lived closer I would buy this in a minute... what a great price. Your blog is beautiful. I'm going now to become your newest follower. If you get the chance please stop by my blog and say hello. Have a wonderful Sunday.

The Gilded Cherub

Brenda Kula said...

This is just gorgeous! And the little added touches are so special!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love linens and this is so clever...
Thank you so much for sharing,
Hugs, Donna