Friday, March 25, 2011

Footstool: Before and (possibly) After

Okay, with inspiration from the Graphics Fairy -- I decided to attempt a footstool makeover.

Firstly, I recovered this footstool once already.  Thought it could look "better" or "cuter"....or?

Footstool Before

Plucked this graphic from the Graphics Fairy  Graphics Fairy :

One (well maybe 3 or 4) failed attempts at transfer:

After - wasn't sure I liked it so have only "pinned" the fringe for now:

 It's looking a little "dull" -- so thinking it needs maybe different fringe or another idea (sigh).

Followed all steps from 2 Vintage Sisters to create the transfer:  2 Vintage Sisters

Any input appreciated....


  1. I love it the way it versatile it goes with everything!! And keep the fringe!!!

  2. LOVE! That is one of my favorite GF images!
    Coming over from Brag Monday.


  3. I love it just the way it is too! If you need something to finish the area where the fabric meets the wood, perhaps a simple trim like the ones they use to finish the edges of lamp shades.

    Can you share what you did differently from your failed attempts to finally arrive at your "successful" transfer? I've been wanting to try it for so long but am fearful of failure. Thanks.


  4. I think it looks great! I love this image.

  5. Your footstool looks lovely. Isn't Citra Solv fun to play with?

  6. LOL, your post on my blog cracked me up! Thank you for trying to vote for me:) It is tricky, if you could click on the thumbs up icon below the picture.

    Thanks again! I really appreciate it. I love this footstool too, looks very cute with the fringe!

  7. It looks fabulous!
    Great job!!

    Deborah xo

  8. popping over from the graphics fairy where she featured your stool! I am so in love with the french inspired pieces... beautiful!