Friday, March 09, 2007

upholstered stepstool

I found this fabric at Joann's recently and thought it would be great to cover the old green stepstool that I keep in the laundry room.

I had decided against repainting it as I like the orginal green; however the top was missing quite a bit a paint. A perfect chance to try another idea from CK's In Print~the 'oilcloth upholstered stepstool'. Only, since I didn't have any oilcloth, but I do have this nice rose print, I decided to try Clarice's technique of covering the fabric with clear plastic.

After two trys I ended up with this. I had to redo my first attempt~nothing but problems~but in the end hopefully it looks halfway decent...

It's very handy, and the steps fold up under the stool so it doesn't take up much space in my little laundry room...

Now I'm off to paint, which is what I was really supposed to be doing today!

22 comments:

  1. I love your vintage stepstool - the green paint is gorgeous ... what a great idea to cover the fabric with plastic! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Hi, I found your blog from another blog. I was admiring your reborn stepstool, how nice! I love the soft sage green color. It's very pretty. Have a wonderful evening.
    ~~Blessings, Mikki

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  3. I really like the fabric / painted surface combo. Looks fabulous and it's in my favorite shade of green again! It must match those storage cubbies in your workroom! :o)

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  4. Wow, the laundry room just keeps getting better! I'm fascinated by all the goodies in there! It's just wonderful and I love it. :D

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  5. I love your stepstool and the fabric is so pretty!!
    Kelli

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  6. I like the stepstool and I too would have kept the old green paint. Your hooked rug is beautiful too, love the colours.

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  7. I love what you've done to the stepstool...so pretty in your laundry room!

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  8. What a great idea! The step stool is so great, and now the fabric at the top just makes it even better. Thanks for the close up of the rug...it's beautiful!

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  9. Debbie it looks wonderful !! keepn it up xoxoxo Clarice

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  10. It looks great ! Lovely old stepstool..reminds me of my grandmother..dont know why..But is doesnt get slippy with that plastic ? Have a nice weekend :)

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  11. Oh my gosh, I have a step stool very similar to yours... green and very old and the top is not good... soooo I am sooo going to steal your idea for the top of the stool! Love the way yours turned out!
    And I am obsessed with oil cloth... but I am going to go with what you did!
    Love your blog!

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  12. Those "sidetracked" moments can be a lot of fun, though! Looks great...

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  13. Beautiful! Love the fabric & the color!

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  14. I love the stool! The color is great and I really like the finished project!

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  15. Love that stool - I have something similar! Your rug is beautiful too! Clare x

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  16. I really like the covering at your stepstool. And a great idea to cover the fabric with plastic, when you not have a oilcloth. I have done something like that with a stool I got. It looks great. I have painted the stool pink, and have used a polka dot pink and white oilcloth covering it.

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  17. Considering I don't do much ironing, (we wear crumpled in our house), I would do loads if I had your laundry room. Actually I'd probably just go in there sit on your lovely step stool and have a cuppa coffee in such lovely surroundings as your laundry room.

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  18. How you managed to get the plastic to sit so perfectly is amazing - the stool looks great and the fabric compliments the orginal green paint very nicely. You've got me thinking about my kitchen stool now, lol! Your work is very inspiring Debbie!

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  19. I love love your blog! And what your about! Tell me~ do you sell wholesale? Love your home!

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  20. What an adorable stepstool. I really love the rose material and it looks super with the vintage green paint. xoxo

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  21. I just can't get enough of your laundry room! I, too, love the Cath Kidston oilcloth. I have an old pink step stool (not as nice as yours) in my landry room. I would love to try to cover the top with the plastic/fabric method. Thanks for the inspiration! Cammy

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  22. Wow well done Debbie, it's gorgeous!

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