May 6, 2013

A Little Parlor Stool

Before I tell you about my little parlor stool... 

...I want to thank you for all of your kind words on the last post about my Dress Form business adventure.   I was truly overwhelmed with all of the kind comments.  I am so honored to be a part of the sisterhood we have in the blogging world that supports, celebrates, and encourages....Thank you.

Now, my little parlor stool



 What I started with was a little blue thrift store stool yelling..."Make me pretty!"


Only I didn't start out to make over a stool... I  started out to make a pillow 

First I did a white stencil on tan fabric


Then added the corner of a vintage runner (The rest of it had holes), two different vintage laces, and a button.   What a cute pillow this was going to make....But wait a minute....I looked over at the blue stool, put the pillow cover on it and....Oh my gosh, it fit perfect!


Yep, it was meant to be!



I painted the base heirloom white


And I had myself a little parlor stool, I priced it at $38 and put it in my booth at Orange Tree Antiques


Even I thought maybe it was a little to girlie.  

I know it would sell right away without the lace, but gosh....... .....Sometimes a girl just gets bored.

Happy Creating!
Carol
  

40 comments:

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Too girlie ? Oh no ! Perfect ! Absolument parfait, comme nous disons ici en France

xoxo from PARIS in the sun

Joëlle

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Not too girly at all--I love it! I would think it would sell faster with the lace. It is adorable!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Carol! Love the lace.

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Isn't it funny how the creative process works...starting out with a pillow and finding out it looks great on the stool....genius!!

hugs
Sissie

Trisha said...

Carol, you turned an ordinary stool into a work of art. It looks amazing. Have a Blessed day.

Marilyn said...

Let me send you a twin to that little stool for a make-over! Oh wait...I will be RETIRED in 9 more days and will be able to do it myself. Thanks for the inspiration piece. But you know I'll be no competition for yours.♥♫

Amy Jo said...

Perfect!! It will sell. I love the extra detail. It's beautiful.

xoxo,
Amy Jo

Elle said...

It's fabulous just the right amount of girly, I recently redid a parlor stool myself wish mine came out as pretty as yours did..xoxoElle@sweetpeaschicnshabbies.blogspot.com

stefanie said...

soooo cute...congrats on your dress form!!!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Perfect! Yes, it was definitely meant to be. What a perfect way to salvage the pretty runner.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Very sweet, Carol! Congrats on the dress form opportunity...Your next business could be footstools!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Oh Carol, this is so perfect. I love it and would snap it up in a heartbeat. I mentioned you in my post today.
Happy Creating, CM

Annie said...

Too girlie??? Oh, no. C'est merveilleux. She will find a home very fast.

Little Miss Maggie said...

FABULOUS makeover. Gee, it's not too girly for me. I think it's just perfect.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Isn't it funny how that happens sometimes? Best laid plans and all that...! It looks so pretty and delicate, I'm sure the right customer will come along in no time.

Acorn to Oak said...

What a transformation! It's so pretty! Great job!

Bente said...

What a fantastic makeover. It`s beautiful.

Hugs

Debbie Borthwick said...

Oh what a fabulous piece of furniture! I love it, girly or not, it will be perfect in whichever room it graces. Great job, Carol!!
Debbie :)

Mari said...

I love it just way it is ;) for me nothing is too girly....

* winks~
Marie

marda said...

This is just darling.. and NOT to girly in my estimation.

June said...

Oh wow, that is so very pretty! I think I may have a similar one somewhere in my attic begging for a makeover.
Is the tan fabric linen?

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

What a wonderful makeover for a little blue stool! Super job. I bet it will sell fast. So pretty and feminine. Nancy

Debbie said...

Oh NO! It's not too girly. It's perfect, and I love it. I would have picked some random and boring fabric, but you saw the Carol in it right away. Beautiful job!

And what is this about a dress form business? I'm out of a loop and I hate to be loopless. I am going to read...

Iprefervintage said...

I don't think it's too girly. The stool turned out beautiful. And will fit into most decors.

The Stitching Coop said...

I think stools are like sheets, you can never have too many. Everyone needs them for comfort & relaxation. This one is certainly a real beauty! Well done. Hugs. Tammy

Debi Willhoite said...

Omgoodness the is just darling! What a fantastic makeover! I love it! Hugs!

Debi

Old Time Cindy said...

That is one sweet little makeover! Congrats on your new business adventure. Such fun!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful makeover Carol.

Blessings,
Linda

DJAjewels said...

Another fabulous make-over Carol! And no way, not too girlie!

Irene

Createology said...

I would buy that in a heartbeat! Never too much lace and I have been to the Musee d'Orsay and it was a favorite of mine so very good memories with this. Too bad shipping is outrageous. Such a happy change of thought...pillow top to footstool top. Lovely Dear...

debi said...

Hmmmm, I have a little stool that needs a facelift. What a beautiful creation!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

What a great makeover Carol! Never too girly for me! xo

Mimi Sue said...

I love it! I'm crazy about little footstools and yours is so cute! You'll do great with that dressform business. Love what you do with them. Mimi

FabShabbyRoses said...

This little stool is so pretty! It would have been a beautiful pillow too! I just love this look! Thank you for sharing all that you do! I'm so inspired everytime I have a minute to sit down and catch up on your blog posts. I love it!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

SO beautiful, Carol...such a transformation!

Inspired by you said...

Looks like it was always suppose to look this fantastic! Love it!

Rhissanna said...

Lovely little item and yes, it was meant to be. I dare say it's already sold, right?

Heart Vintage Design said...

Elegant, not too girlie!

hopeandjoyhome said...

So cute Carol!

lynn said...

it would have made a cute pillow but it really makes a cute stool--adorable, carol:)