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SaintLouieWoman
07-08-2012, 10:15 PM
Whether it's a garden, a crafts project or any decorating ideas, here's the place to post them. I'm not crafty, can't sew at all, but decided to recover an art deco old dressing table stool that I had purchased some time ago at a consignment shop in St Louis.

The curved wood piece started out silver, with an old gold finish showing in spots. Then I painted it with a chrome paint (was trying for a silver effect). That didn't look so hot. Then I painted it gloss white and upholstered the seat with a phony black leather (naugahyde).

I got the idea from a sheet set I purchased from Crate & Barrel, the Marimekko pattern. I bought a king sized sham and used the top fabric to upholster the seat. It wasn't heavy duty enough, so I bought a clear plastic material to cover. Here's the pic, why I haven't been posting too much the last few days. :biggrin-new:

http://images1.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp%3B%3B%3B%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E983%3E9%3A 2%3EWSNRCG%3D357%3A36348%3B339nu0mrj

SaintLouieWoman
07-08-2012, 10:18 PM
Here's another pic of the stool in its natural setting, under the vanity thing that's between the two cabinets in the bathroom.

http://images1.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp%3B%3B4%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E983%3E9%3A2% 3EWSNRCG%3D357%3A363%3A85339nu0mrj

linda22003
07-09-2012, 11:11 AM
I've done some (dare I say it) gorgeous knitting projects, but I've never known how to post pictures here.

Odysseus
07-09-2012, 12:59 PM
Whether it's a garden, a crafts project or any decorating ideas, here's the place to post them. I'm not crafty, can't sew at all, but decided to recover an art deco old dressing table stool that I had purchased some time ago at a consignment shop in St Louis.

The curved wood piece started out silver, with an old gold finish showing in spots. Then I painted it with a chrome paint (was trying for a silver effect). That didn't look so hot. Then I painted it gloss white and upholstered the seat with a phony black leather (naugahyde).

I got the idea from a sheet set I purchased from Crate & Barrel, the Marimekko pattern. I bought a king sized sham and used the top fabric to upholster the seat. It wasn't heavy duty enough, so I bought a clear plastic material to cover. Here's the pic, why I haven't been posting too much the last few days. :biggrin-new:

http://images1.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp%3B%3B%3B%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E983%3E9%3A 2%3EWSNRCG%3D357%3A36348%3B339nu0mrj

That is a lovely stool sample.

Seriously, that's nice work.

noonwitch
07-11-2012, 12:11 PM
I'm not good at crafts and such. I used to do counted cross stitch when I was in college, but I can afford to buy my friends gifts these days.


When we went through my grandparents' house in April, my cousin's wife and I found a whole bunch of old pillow cases, doilies, and other things that my grandma had embroidered, which was pretty cool. I took a bunch of them with me, and now have them scattered around my house.

bijou
07-11-2012, 04:47 PM
I'm not crafty at all, but I was quite proud of my 1950s kitchen cabinet restoration. I'll try and find a photo of it.

Zathras
07-11-2012, 06:48 PM
Nice work on that stool SLW. I'd post pics of my Warhammer 40,000 miniatures I've painted but I don't know if they'd fit in this forum considering the name of it. :smile-new:

Gina
07-13-2012, 12:31 AM
That stool is cute. I did latch-hook in the 70s, cross-stitch and some sewing in the 80s and raised kids in the 80s/90s.. I have had arthritis for a long time and that kept me from doing or even attempting many crafty things. I live vicariously through others on this one. :smile-new:

Elspeth
07-13-2012, 06:38 PM
I totally suck at crafts, but I love looking at what other people can do. That stool is really nicely done!

SaintLouieWoman
07-13-2012, 08:43 PM
That stool is cute. I did latch-hook in the 70s, cross-stitch and some sewing in the 80s and raised kids in the 80s/90s.. I have had arthritis for a long time and that kept me from doing or even attempting many crafty things. I live vicariously through others on this one. :smile-new:

I used to do cross stitch, but haven't for years. I'm not very crafty. When I look at HGTC, I marvel at people taking a whole room out of their house for craft projects. I don't have the patience. One of my neighbors is lending me her sewing machine, as I want to just stitch 3 sides of 2 squares of fabric to make a pillow. I'm not sure how long it's going to take, because haven't put thread on a bobbin since junior high home ec, and that's a long time ago. She's never used her machine, so this is going to be funny. She offered to sell it to me, but I only need it to sew one pillow.

SaintLouieWoman
07-13-2012, 08:45 PM
I totally suck at crafts, but I love looking at what other people can do. That stool is really nicely done!
Thanks.

Bijou, would love to see pics of your cabinet project. We bought paint for a cabinet in our bathroom, but it's just been sitting in the garage for a month. Maybe this will inspire us.

bijou
07-14-2012, 09:17 AM
Hopefully this will work

This is how it started, it needed cleaning so I used a steamer, sanded it down lightly and used Farrow and Ball paint to paint it. Farrow and Ball is pricey, but gives a lovely effect and you don't need much of course!

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a380/flitton/garden2012/S5000343.jpg


and this is it now

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a380/flitton/garden2012/kitch1.jpg

SaintLouieWoman
07-15-2012, 04:14 PM
Hopefully this will work

This is how it started, it needed cleaning so I used a steamer, sanded it down lightly and used Farrow and Ball paint to paint it. Farrow and Ball is pricey, but gives a lovely effect and you don't need much of course!

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a380/flitton/garden2012/S5000343.jpg


and this is it now

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a380/flitton/garden2012/kitch1.jpg

It's lovely, Bijou, amazing what a difference a bit of paint can make. It looks so cool and contemporary. You did a great job.

My next project isn't going so well. I've been working on it for a couple of days. I had some leather and got the idea of using it to make cushions for 2 of my chairs. The problem is I don't have enough to cover top and bottom so got some fabric and foam glue that's supposed to adhere the fabric to the 2 inch thick foam cushioning. It doesn't. Now I've devised a plan of cutting small strips of leather to somehow attach underneath. It's a conglomeration of little cross straps and wide shipping tape. I hope when I'm done that it holds and doesn't show from the top. This has not been pleasant. SR has been laughing at me and telling me my fixes aren't going to work. I get even more angry when he's right, darned him. :biggrin-new:

SarasotaRepub
07-16-2012, 09:26 PM
You're always right my dear...:redface:

Rockntractor
07-16-2012, 09:30 PM
You're always right my dear...:redface:

Man card, turn it in now!http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/dispute/bleudispute.gif

SarasotaRepub
07-16-2012, 09:44 PM
Hopefully this will work

This is how it started, it needed cleaning so I used a steamer, sanded it down lightly and used Farrow and Ball paint to paint it. Farrow and Ball is pricey, but gives a lovely effect and you don't need much of course!

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a380/flitton/garden2012/S5000343.jpg


and this is it now

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a380/flitton/garden2012/kitch1.jpg


That came out real nice Bijou. :thumbsup:

Gina
07-19-2012, 03:53 PM
I just realized what that stool in the OP is for. It's so SR can reach the sink to brush his lil toofies! :biggrin-new: