Tuesday's Club G.W. {Goodwill} with Charm Bracelet Diva No. 20, Features and a Burlap Stool Revamp

November 14, 2011


The last few weeks have been a real pain without internet, printing capabilities, etc. but I think we're finally out of the woods.  I'd share the details here but they'd just bore you to death.  So, on to more interesting things!

Back before my husband and I got married (this December it'll be our 16th!) he purchased this darling little country-style footstool.  The original fabric was a county-style print, later reupholstered by me sometime after we wed.  I remember scoring a pile of "tapestry" squares at a flea market, and I put most of them to good use, as evidenced here.

Like all good things, the life of this baby had come to an end.  I was tired of it.  Tastes change over the years and we have to roll with it, lest we get stuck in, say, the 80's (!). And there's nothing better than already having the materials at hand and breathing new life into them.  So watch and learn.

First I removed the old cushion cover, but not without some struggle.  I used a screwdriver to pull up the staples and a pair of pliers to pull the staples out of the wood.

For some reason, there were 60, yes, 60 staples in all.

Once that was done, I just used the old cover as a template for the new one.

And the best news of all?  Jo-Ann's is selling a printed burlap!  {Thank you Betsy at
Coastal Colors!}  There are two styles.  One has an old key stamped all over it and the other is more of a French postcard/script look which I love.  I chose that one.   And the rest is history.

What do you think?  I love it!

And yes, I painted the thing, but then what did you expect?  I used  Benjamin Moore Cameo White and lightly distressed it.  I'm thankful for my good fortune in snagging up the fabric.  Maybe you can, too!  (It was $7.99 a yard so I used my 40% off coupon and the fabric for this stool ended up costing about $2.40.)  Okay, I'll stop gushing now.

Last week's party was full of great finds and re-do's.  Once again you all amaze me.  And believe me, I'm so glad that there are other people like myself out there who love to thrift and repurpose!  You inspire me each week to be better and do more.  So let's see a few fabs from last week.

Now this is a girl who loves a good chair.  Her estate auction Louis chairs are beautiful just the way they are!  Her post is filled with chair eye candy, so drop on over and say hello!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Craigslist Junkie (love that name!) 
Her DIY mercury glass tutorial using Club G.W. glass is so fabulous that I've already bought the spray paint to do-it-myself!  Thanks, Deborah!

Vicky loves to transform furniture, and she doesn't quit till she gets it right!  So be sure to check out these little lovelies.

Thanks again, ladies!  Now grab a Featured button and wear it proudly!


Party time!

Party Rules

Link up your thrifty finds, and your thrifty find re-dos.

Please link back to your post and not to your blog's main URL.

Please mention the party somewhere in your post or place the party button on your sidebar.  That way others can find out where the party is and join in!

I'd love for you to become a follower so you don't miss the next party!

And be sure to visit the other party guests! 

Don't forget to Like me on Facebook and Follow me on Twitter.  

Can't wait to see what you've got this week!

Link away!


I'll be linking up here:

Whisperwood Cottage

Leave a Comment!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great update on the stool. Thanks for hosting. Nice features.

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

I liked the homemade mercury glass too!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful transformation. Isn't it amazing what a little paint and new fabric can do?

Anonymous said...

Great features! I love your stool makeover! I just love the printed burlap! Great score! My GWs are getting so expensive I cannot find any deals. For example, a medium size mirror, that needs repairing, will be $50+!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I like it very much!!

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

Your foot stool looks great! Good job!

Elegant Economies said...

Sweet little footstool! I will have to check out the burlap before it is history.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kathleen, your footstool is so pretty! Great job!! Love all of the features you've showcased! So much talent! Thanks for hosting...I'm glad to link up!

Rooms by Ann said...

kathleen, I just found your blog what agreat footstool I really like the fabric you chose ,It look great.

I am your newest follower.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a cute foot stool. I didn't know Joann's had the printed fabric. I'll have to go check it out. Thanks!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Your stool turned out great! I just found your blog and am now your newest follower. Stop by and check me out if you get a chance.


Vanessa said...

Hi, Kathleen

I love looking around. Thank you so much for hosting!
Have a great week.


Decor & Harmony said...

Kathleen thank you so much for the feature :) I have someone coming to look at them on Saturday hopefully it will be a sell!!

Mimi said...

I almost choked in JoAnn's today when I saw the printed burlap. Genius!!!! Bet there will be many more to come :)

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Your stool looks great! I just looked at that fabric tonight at Jo-anns...very cute! Your new follower.


Faye said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight. I think I've found a fun new party to link to! Bleaching the trees is a snap, so easy and they turn out so cute. I'm your newest follower too.

lvroftiques said...

It turned out great Kathleen! No wonder you're so thrilled with it *winks* I'll be high tailing it to Joann's stat! I'm also intrigued about the faux mercury glass...so off I go....*winks* Vanna

WhisperWood Cottage said...

It's hard to believe there were 60 staples in that single stool! Great makeover! Thanks for linking up to the Burlap Month party at WhisperWood Cottage!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

I went to Joann's today and no one there knew what I was even talking about said they have no idea if they will get it in I am wanting some so bad I tried stamping on burlap but you don't get a great image if it has any detail!

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