Monday, 17 August 2009

brown or cream decide !!!!!!

hi all

have been off work today so had a pretty much of a lazy day.. in fact i was still in my pj's until tea time ...very slovenly of me i know but i was comfy!

thought id use my new staple gun and have a go at recovering a little foot stool that my mum gave me months ago.. it was banished upstairs as it was brown velvet and i didn't think it went really!!

anyways i have been looking for the right fabric to cover it but not really came across anything..then going through my stash this afternoon i found the lovely fabric that i got from freecycle the other month,

there is tons of it so i thought if i made a mistake then i could always have another go!!

so anyways here it is before.. v 1970's me thinks

here is a work in progress

and here's the final result.. what do you think.. its a bit raggedy around the edges a little but we'll just not talk about that!!!

my only thing now is ..should i paint the legs cream or leave them in the brown.. I'm not sure???
what do you think ???...


  1. Paint em, you know you want to ;)


  2. I think its a personal preference hun and it also depends if you have a lot of wood furniture in the room too....Me personally...I would def paint them cream!!! But as they will get some wear and tear give it at least 3 coats of varnish or a couple of coats of spray varnish...wilkinsons do a great version of the plastikote style cans for half the price!!

    Whatever you us the pics!!!
    Well done hunny a great makeover!

    Annie x

  3. I like it as it is, think the fabric works well with the dark wood. But I'm sure it'd look fab painted too.

  4. Hi
    Just wanted to say you've got a lovely blog!
    I'm not much help really... I think the foot stool looks good as it is, but it would probably look great painted as well!! If I really had to choose, I would say PAINT it!!! And like Annie said, make sure you show us the 'after' photos if you do decide to paint it!
    Laura x

  5. That looks lovely now, I totally agree on its previous colourway :-S

    I'm not sure if I would paint or leave, I think it would look good either way.

    Mel xxx

  6. Hmm, it's great, and I actually think I like the dark wood in contrast to the fabric. However, I can't tell from the pic how good the wood varnish is, and if it's a bit grotty, then why not paint it?

  7. Hello

    What a lovely blog. Well it is a matter of personal taste but for me it's cream that I prefer.
    Isabelle x

  8. Normally I would deffo paint but must say that material goes so well with the wood...if everything else is painted I would paint but if you have any other wood leave it for a while xx

  9. Hi hun,
    Just to let you know that I have nominated you for an award cause I love your blog!
    My first ever one!! YAY!
    Annie xx