January 12, 2012

T shirt transfer Stool


I have had this stool since I went to my first auction and just got around to the transformation 


The gold cover had to go, but I thought the legs were nice and surprise...I did not paint them white!


I first tried using my vintage rubber stamps, but when I laid the fabric over...Nope I didn't like it.   If at first you don't succeed....


...Try, try, again!  I used a graphic from Graphics Fairy and applied it with T shirt Transfer paper.  A little tip here, I always think an enclosed design looks best when using T shirt transfer paper.


As opposed to using word graphics where you can see the transfer paper in between the letters or design.  I explain it in detail on my

In keeping with never throwing anything out, this is the crochet edge of a vintage table cloth, even though the fabric of the table cloth was shot I still bought it just for the beautiful crochet 


The fabric was a $1.50 linen shower curtain from the Ikea sale bin.  The crochet trim was applied with Fabri -Tac, a glue from craft stores

Billie was driving me crazy today,  half of the pictures I took were of Billies, butt, tail, or face!
She's so darn cute I had to forgive her!


I put the stool in my booth at Orange Tree and priced it at $38.00

Mark your calendars for my Dress Form Linky Party February 7-13

I had a few people ask if the party was for any size dress form?  YES, little ones, big ones, pin cushion, all dress forms are welcome! Here is my post on where to buy inexpensive dress forms

Happy Creating!

34 comments:

Ann said...

Oh you did a fabulous job on this stool!!! Looks like it came from a designer shop. Love it.
Ann

Laurie said...

It's adorable. And so is Billie!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh I LOVE your stool... You did a FANTASTIC job!! The LACE is Beautiful!!!! But I think BILLIE stole the show.... :) The children were CRACKING UP!!!!

‚Ą≥artina @ Northern Nesting said...

Billie is cute and so is that stool! Love it!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

This little stool is so darling.
I do the same thing when buying used linens. I will purchase something for the lace even if the rest of the piece is wasted. Sometimes you can't beat it for a buck!
great tip on the t-shirt transfer paper, too.

Pat

Char said...

I think Billie may be hoping that lovely stool is just for her. Darn, it's gone before she can even nap on it.
Great job and I really love the lace. I have to keep my eyes open when I next hit the IKEA store.
Char

WhyCuzICan said...

Nice piece, Carol- as always! I'm sure it will FLY out of your booth with a $38 price tag too!

Smiles,
Suzanne at WhyCuzICan
from my Dashboard
(Hope you feature this at Brag Monday at GraphicsFairy too- since you used one of her images)

Larain said...

Carol the stool is just fabulous I love it & so does Billie.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

The stool looks amazing! Love the transfer and the trim is just perfect! Billie is cut too!
Blessings!!

Polkadot-pretties said...

Love this, great tip about which graphics to use....

Billie is a real cutie :)

looking forward to the Dress form link party :D

Claire xox

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, what a gorgeous transformation! The new cover and lace really makes the difference. The party sounds like so much fun!
Please link it to our "What's It Wednesday" so everyone can hear about it, too!
Hugs,
Patti

Gina said...

Wow, what a makeover! That was a diamond in the rough. It looks wonderful now.

SavannahGranny said...

Love this soooo much! I have to do some of this. Love to you, Ginger

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Adorable! I love the crochet trim on it. You've done it again!! I'm going back to read your t-shirt transfer method. Thanks so much!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I. Love IT!!!! I bet you sold it already! The transfer is perfect for the stool's little slipcover.

SavannahGranny said...

Thanks Carol. I thought something was wrong. My comments were way down and the only way I can see the comments is to click on the actual post on my sidebar. I thought the area was just looking that way to me.
I did think my comments were down but figured it was because I had been away a while. I now believe the only comments I am getting are the ones who are visiting from parties where I have linked the specific post.
I have checked my settings and they appear fine. I will try to contact blogspot. That should be fun.
Thanks again for the heads up about what the public is seeing.
Blessings, Ginger

polkadotpeticoat said...

Your stool looks amazing....and thank you for your warm thought. Were gaining daylight at least!

SavannahGranny said...

Thanks again Carol, I believe I now have it fixed. When you have a chance please check the post again and see if you can see a comment link. Hugs, for your alertness.
Blessings, Ginger

Melodee said...

very cute, you never surprise me with your cuteness Carol! your cat is adorable, too:) just had to be in the shots, eh?

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Wow, that stool came out so great, t-shirt transfer paper...add it to my supplies list! And you cat is adorable! A few blog friends and I introduced a new challenge idea Monday and it would be so fun if you want to join. If you have a second, check in at http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/imagine-the-impossibilities-challenge/ to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog = your newest follower

Debbie said...

That's a wonderful makeover. I love the crochet that you salvaged from the tablecloth. I need to be much MUCH more vigilant about finding stuff like that.

Susie Jefferson said...

Dynamite! what a totally brilliant idea. My craft chair needs a new cushion, and I now know just what to do! (I've been hunting for The Right One for a couple of months, lol).

Hugs and Happy Pink Saturday!

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

awww Billie is adorable ! always love your transformations, Billie is an extra plus.

hopeandjoyhome said...

Very cool! It looks fab. I have the same problem with my photo assistant my 3 yr old grandson. He always wants me to take his pic too or wants to sit in my lap and stick his fingers in the pix. I treasure every moment!

Katie said...

I love the stool Carol, and I think Billie is especially adorable ;-) Thank you for all of your sweet comment! I appreciate them always!!! I'm writing down the date of your "Lakeland Shabby Flea Market." I want to go! Is there a link I could go to for directions and times? Maybe I will look for a Bed and breakfast to stay in~love those! I'm not as far south as Miami. I live in the West Palm Beach Area...XoXo

Olivia said...

As always your work is delightful and beautiful! Thank you for the visit!
Hugs,
Olivia

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Carol,

I love the added crochet trim on your pretty stool. Billie is so adorable!!!

Dee

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Holly said...

I have enjoyed your blog so much - such inspiration. I'm looking forward to your dress form party!

Biljana said...

Wow! So vintage, so beautiful, I love it:-)
Hugs, Biljana

Laura from Top This Top That said...

awesome makeover!

Something Special said...

I always get so much inspiration here at your blog. I love your stool. Come say hi and see my latest post and what I have been transforming!

Ann said...

Wonderful stool. I'm partial to crochet and the trim you used is magnificent.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Oh boy, I missed this little beauty! I love the graphics and the trim. Great job as always Carol, you have the magic touch!