Tuesday, September 15, 2009

recovered footstool

The weather here has been so beautiful ~ 70's and sunny ~ that I have neglected the computer and have been enjoying the outdoors as much as possible. Last evening I sat outside on the glider crocheting, but not on the vertical stripe blanket...as usual I've gotten sidetracked and started something new.
I had this footstool in the basement...

...with a needlepoint cover I made years ago, in my 'needlepoint phase'. It has a very pretty floral design, but note the mismatched dye lots of the wool {due to not buying enough wool the first time} and the pilling. It was time for a change...

This is its new crocheted cover--started yesterday and finished today, very fun, instant gratification.


I used yarn I had on hand ~ mostly wool with some acrylic/wool blends mixed in and a 5mm crochet hook. Peggy Adamik's 'How to Crochet a Granny Rectangle' was just what I needed to get off to the right start.


It's adding a real blast of color to my workroom, where I think it will come in quite handy.

56 comments:

  1. Oh so cute - love it!
    Blessings,
    G

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  2. What a wonderful idea--one I'm sure I'd never have thought of! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

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  3. so cute! I may have to make one too!

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  4. That's awesome! If that room were a face, the stool would be the smile! Love it.

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  5. Perfect complement to your room!

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  6. Oh it's so cute!!! I love it!

    http://www.minivanlife.wordpress.com

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  7. Wow....great splash of color....perfect for your work room! Make sure you take your shoes off when you use the foot stool. :)

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  8. Homespun goodness, it just doesn't get any better than that.

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  9. Wow! What an idea. It's so granny chic. I might have to try that on an old 1930's ottoman I was going to get rid of! Too sweet. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

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  10. I love it! You are so creative. It's a wonderful idea. What a warm little addition.

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  11. That's so cute!

    I'm convinced that there is nothing you can't do! I however, am hopeless. My husband does all the sewing in our house, because he learned in bachelor survival class. I learned nothing about sewing in school, because it was thought to be an antiquated skill that was unnecesssary in the modern age. I did teach myself to knit and crochet, but I'm painfully slow, and never seem to finish anything.

    I wish you were my neighbor, so I could ask you for help!

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  12. That looks so Great! I love the pop of color with your chair. Really, really wonderful.

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  13. Boy that makes ya smile what a great lil piece of love and creativity.

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  14. I love it!! Great idea! It looks perfect there.

    Debbie
    ouroldhomestead.blogspot.com

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  15. Very nice. It's a different take on a cover for a footstool. I like it. Unique and it does add a punch of color to your room.

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  16. claire12:31 AM

    Deb, it's lovely, you're right a real blast of colour.
    Claire

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  17. Hello Deb,

    I found your blog mentioned on someones else's, so came over for a visit.

    I too live in the country but way over here in Australia in the south western corner!! We have sheep, which you can read about on my blog http://seasonsforsusan.blogspot.com/

    Also chooks - you call them chickens; geese; guinea fowls; two dogs and heaps of our own native birds.

    I too love bottling as we call it here, making jams, relish, pickles etc. Very satisfying.


    Regards,

    jwsmoore at bordernet dot com dot au

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  18. This is lovely and you are such a clever lady.

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  19. Its adorable...how quick you work...:)

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  20. What a cute little footstool cover - that's a great idea! ~Adrienne~

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  21. That is just the cutest little footstool! I never imagined that you could crochet a cover for one! You are so very creative!

    Manuela

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  22. What a clever idea, I love it xoxox Clarice

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  23. What a wonderful foot stool, I have been looking for one just like that to recover. I love how you covered it and it looks so cute with your chair!

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  24. How pretty!
    Thank you for the link to 'how to crochet a granny rectangle'. I have just decided that I want to make a blanket out of all my yarn leftovers and I really prefer rectangular ones.
    Have a wonderful day!

    Maria

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  25. Oh my gracious, amazingly cute!!!!!! What a wonderful job! I have a little piano bench that resembles that but taller, I might have to try that! Thanks!!!
    Chas

    http://www.homesteadblogger.com/chas

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  26. That is so cute!

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  27. Anonymous10:20 AM

    What a Happy cover! It looks great with the chair and surroundings...the fit looks superb.

    --Vicki K

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  28. The colours are perfect & so cheerful.....I love it. Great job!! And yes, thank-you for adding the link.

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  29. Liz B2:08 PM

    Really love this!

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  30. Carla7:00 PM

    how beautiful!

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  31. Love the cover for the stool...it's so cheery....and too pretty to put feet on.

    Amy

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  32. Ahhh...My tired, aching feet just told me I should do the same thing for them :-)

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  33. Your footstool is adorable!

    Linda, thepinkeep.blogspot.com

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  34. Love the colors of the footstool!

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  35. I love the new look! Beautiful!

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  36. Oh my goodness!! That is so cute!! Let me see, I have a piano bench, a footstool, a pinic basket....do you see what you've started!! :) Thanks!
    Suzanne

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  37. Fabulous idea! So creative.

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  38. It's lovely and the colors go so well in your room. How satisfying that must be to be able to just make crochet and knit like that.

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  39. Wow, that looks great, and so quick to make up!

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  40. Cute idea! Great splash of color! Jean

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  41. Thats lovely! It looks perfect in that room.

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  42. How fantastic!!! I love it! :)

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  43. The colours in the new footstool cover are gorgeous. You did a great job.

    God bless.

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  44. Anonymous10:19 AM

    I keep getting cracked up when I click on your blog and read "Recovered Footstool" - really glad it's feeling much better now.

    --Vicki K.

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  45. Very nice! I like it!

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  46. I love it! It's very bright and cheery!

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  47. What a great idea! That looks really nice.

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  48. OMG, Just darling. The crochet cover is perfect for the little footstool. Please come to my house to teach me to crochet! XO Marnie

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  49. That is adorable! It looks so soft and comfy for tired toes to rest on. Love the scrappiness of all the colors.
    Very sweet and a great idea.
    x
    lori

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  50. I love this! how did you create the drop and corners it looks like it stretches over the sides?

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  51. Love the crochet footstool cover. I have the same question as a previous commenter... how did you get it do drape down the sides? Would love to make one for myself...

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  52. it's a good job. how about the ones on http://www.footstools2u.co.uk/

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  53. Oh so cute - love it!
    Blessings,

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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