Thursday, September 5, 2013

So many projects and procrastination

I have so many projects all ready for me to do them, and some of them I just procrastinate on. I think I do this because I want to do a really good job and I worry it won't turn out the way I want it too. I should do like Nike says, "Just do it".

My Mom found this foot stool at a garage sale for $3.

I like the needlepoint but it just didn't fit in with my house. So I fixed it.

When Wyatt saw it after school today he said, "Oh that looks so nice Mom, so much more you". I agree! I left the needlepoint underneath just in case someday somebody wants to expose it. The fabric was a gift from Janae. She bought it for me for Mothers day like 2 years ago! (see what I mean about procrastination!) and they sent this fabric which wasn't exactly the color she ordered. Later they sent the right color and let us keep both pieces!

I thought the darker would look good on the footstool and I have a chair I want to do in the blue on blue. I love the burnout gorgeous!

So here is the chair I want to cover with this gorgeous fabric. Of course, the chair will be white too. If anyone wants to give me some pointers on recovering this they would be appreciated. I have never recovered anything beyond simple chair pads. Wish me luck!

The kids have started school now. None of them are happy about it. Chantel is in high school! The thought of that still freaks me out a bit. I can't believe how fast they grow. I talked Chantel into letting me take her picture today--I am loving the school clothes she picked this year. They match our house! Most everything she bought is lace--I just love it.

My other beautiful girl is doing well...

Sophia is totally part of the family now! So glad we adopted her. I adore her.

Thanks for visiting!


Unknown said...

Hi Sandy! The footstool looks just beautiful! I love that fabric, in both colors! The chair is going to be so beautiful too, cant wait to see it.
Chantel is gorgoeus! Wow, what beautiful hair. And I love the outfit too. Cant go wrong with aqua and white lace :) We both have a freshman this year! Sooo nerve wrecking, lol. I hope your kids all got teachers they like and are doing well. It is so hard to get back into that routine!
Your kitty cat is so pretty, I just want to squeeze her :) You and Janae must have the happiest fur babies in the world :)
Big hugs,

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

The foot stool is great and I really like the fabric you selected. Can hardly wait to see the finished chair.
Your daughter is beautiful and love her outfit.
New kitty is so pretty and she seems to have fit right in the family.
Have a great weekend.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sandy, everything you do is perfect! I love the footstool. I have never recovered a chair like that, but I do know I would keep the old fabric to make a pattern. Your fur baby and human baby are adorable and match perfect with your house!


Sweet Melanie said...

It is perfect! What beautiful fabric and that chair will be gorgeous recovered. If you need any help, message me and I will help you when you go to recover it...they're not hard at all. All of your kids are beautiful even your furbabies!

Janae said...

The foot stool turned out great, I like it a lot. I love all Chantels clothes she got, like you said earlier on the phone, she's finally coming to our side Lol. Sophia is so pretty, I am so glad you adopted her. Her & Bilie have still not met I wonder what they would think of eachother both being Persians.

farmhouse-story said...

the chair and stool will be so cute together--love the fabric! your girls are darling--chantel's lace top is just adorable! i remember a sweet dress she had on, not too long ago--she has great style:) happy weekend!

Grandma Carolee said...

Love how you painted & recovered the foot stool...the chair will be beautiful with that fabric. That photo of Chantel is adorable. So glad Sophia is doing well.

Junkchiccottage said...

HI Sandy,
Oh I love the foot stool. The legs on that stool are awesome. Love what you did with it. Gorgeous! Speaking of gorgeous Chantel is gorgeous. What a beautiful girl. Sandy your whole family including the furry ones are so adorable. Love when you share pictures of your family.
Happy first day of school Chantel. They grow up too fast.

Lady Pamela said...

Hi Sandy,
My Dad just finished re-doing 6 of these beautiful chairs for my dining room. We followed the instructions on 4 the Love of Wood.
Her tutorial is fabulous. Good luck.

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...


I love the fabric!! I can't wait to see the finished chair.... Your daughter looks lovely. I love all of the lace that is in. I am glad some younger people like it too.

Amy Jo

NanaDiana said...

Hi Sandy- That footstool is really darling. I absolutely LOVE it!!!! Your daughter is just beautiful! I love her taste in clothing. xo Diana

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a deal on the footstool. Yes, the makeover is more "you". Love it. Love your daughters outfit too.

Pam Kessler said...

You are talking to the wrong girl, if you need upholstery advice. I have a rocker that's been sitting in my garage for YEARS that I haven't gotten up the nerve to redo yet. I'll just wait until you do yours so I can get some tips!

Pam Kessler said...

Forgot to mention how pretty Chantel looks! Before you know it, she'll be graduating.

Connie said...

Hi Sandy, what a lovely job you did on the stool. That chair is going to be a lot harder, but using the old fabric as a pattern is the best idea i've heard. Good luck with it, everything you do turns out beautiful, I'll be looking forward to seeing it when it is done.
Have a lovely day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Anne said...

Love that fabric and your stool turned out beautiful! Ahh it is not a hard job.But if you can buy an electric staple gun.I used a stationary and it was not easy doing my French Chair.I learned how to do this from Miss Mustard seed.Check out her tutorial.It really is not hard.You can do it :-)

must love junk said...

Gorgeous transformation on the stool! And Chantel looks beautiful!

Angela said...

I love how your stool turned out and a great way to preserve the needlepoint.
I am sure you will master covering the chair too, it will look wonderful as a set.
You have super cute kids and I love Chantel's top, lace is 'in'..

Decor To Adore said...

Oh what to comment on first! Darling girl and pretty kitty.

I adore that footstool. What a transformation. The burnout velvet is spectacular!

Have a blessed day!

Cindy said...

Ok, i'm not stalking you... i'm just catching up on posts! Perfect chair redo! Chantel looks so pretty in her lace... and your new kitty has stolen my heart too. What a beauty, and she has such a sweet face