August 29, 2011

Recovered Vanity Stool


When I Was lucky enough to find a vintage vanity stool I knew I wanted to do something special

  
I was thinking old Hollywood glamor, but I knew it was going to be a stretch with this old stool


Then while out at the thrift store I found these fabulous drapes, complete with a fringe valance

  
Now, we all know how much fabric we get from drapes, and they only cost a couple dollars at the thrift store


But, if you're like me, I always forget to look at the rack of drapes.  For the yardage, it sure beats the fabric store, even with a 50% off coupon.


The silk flowers are on a pin so they can be easily removed.  I put this stool in my booth at Orange Tree for $48


Yep, I think I achieved some old Hollywood glamour!

Remember  to check out the fabric alternatives while out thrifting!

Happy Creating!
Carol



34 comments:

rosechicfriends said...

Carol!!!
That is drop dead gorgeous!!! I too have started looking at drapes for fabric. You are so right cuz you get so much for such a small prices. Love the redo..
Be blessed,
Lorena

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

That is special Carol, I love what you did! Looks like it took a lot of time, but so worth it!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

How very chic! Oh, I always look at the drapes, tablecloths, etc. It's all fabric to me. Love the way you upcycled that damsel in distress.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh yeah ! that is glamorous ... and I'm always lookin' to see if there are any good drapes. Still can't get to my sewing machine though so am using the bonding tape.
(())

laurie said...

so beautiful,, it is so very girly girl, old world beautiful

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Glamorous is the right word to describe it! Love the beautiful fabrics and fringe! ♥

Jane said...

Hollywood glamour for sure! The drapes made an awesome cover for the stool....what a transformation!! If forget to check the drapes at the thrift store too...don't think I will now.
Jane

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

How can you stand to sell it. And yes, I never remember to look at the drapes.

Lisa Russell said...

So pretty!

Ruby Jean said...

Well I would say you DID...That came out Absolutely GLAMOROUS....and the touch of the silk flowers simply simple BEAUTIFUL...I think I need to Cut and Paste my comments...because I find myself saying the same thing all the time...FABULOUS, GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING...and you could post a picture of you and I would say the same things... : )

♥ and Hugs to you Aunt Carol...your the best : )

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Beautiful makeover Carol, I love it! You always do such a great job! Hugs Marilou

Debbie said...

I would never think to look at the old drapes! The vanity stool looks lovely and very Hollywood romantic.

Reetz said...

what an incredible transformation!!!

Barbara Jean said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

love drapes for fabric.
now, if they just had glitzy buttons on them I'd be in great shape!

blessings
barbara jean

Gina said...

That's a complete transformation! You'd never believe that ugly little stool was hiding under there. Awesome job Carol.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Carol...it's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!
I bet it sells right away!!!
One needs to sew to make it...LOL!!!
Warmly,
deb

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You must have been channeling Scarlett O'Hara and her drapery dress!!! Very elegant!!!

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
This is stunningly beautiful. You did a wonderful job. Those old drapes never had it so good.

hugs
Sissie

Susan said...

This stool is breathtaking!! I will have to look for pretty drapes to re purpose! Awesome job!

Vicki said...

Incredible! Love her. Hey, if Jane is David Copperfied, then you are Houdini!

Madison Rose Vintage said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! I have opened an antique booth recently after reading your blog. I have wanted to for years, and finally did after getting encouragement from your blog. I am having so much fun decorating my booth, and I just wanted to say thank you for that. :)

La said...

Hi Carol!

Yes, I'd say you accomplished the look you were striving for.

Domestic Debbie said...

Carol, you definitely nailed it! I am in love!

Rebecca said...

Totally sweet Miss C! You certainly nailed it. I have two benches just like this only one has a back on it! I LOVE THEM and they are hard to find these days!

YOU DID GOOD!

xoRebecca

lynn said...

so darling-love it!

June said...

You definitely did Carol. This is gorgeous! It won't last long in your booth.
I always forget to look at the drapes when I'm at the thrift, and now I can see what I have been missing.
sending hugs...

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Turned out absolutely gorgeous!!!

Annesphamily said...

Carol you have a beautiful creative heart! Love it! Anne

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
Another great idea!! I have these curtains in my Living Room in deep tan and in the DR, in rose!! LOL!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Tina Eudora said...

Perfect for a princess! Very lovely and the work you put into refurbishing it just shines through Carol!
Tina xo

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Fancy! I like how girly it is!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Gorgeous Hollywood glamour! I know what you mean about fabric cost. I just bought for three windows and thought I was going to have to mortgage my house!

Nancy said...

Wow! Looks Like Royalty Glamour too!! That is just gorgeous Carol!! I always shoot right for the Linens, I've even taken some great buys straight to the cleaners before bringing them home. I agree the prices are always the best, the storage in my house isn't! But you just can't pass special fabric up, at least I cant! Thanks for sharing Carol, it truly is beautiful!!
Huggs, Nancy

Ana said...

Wow Carol, that is quite the transformation. It sure does have that Hollywood glamour. It turned out awesome. I just love, love, love all the fabric you can get from drapes and bed linens and for cheap at the thrift stores. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana