Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It was Miss Mustard...in the library...with a dropcloth...

Sorry, but every time I think of Miss Mustard Seed, I have Clue flashbacks! But seriously, if you haven't seen her blog, you're missing out. She's amazing.

I jumped on the dropcloth bandwagon a couple of months ago, when I made my bedroom curtains. Later on I used a dropcloth to do a very simple reupholstery job for a very large ottoman for a friend. But really, you haven't seen dropcloths until you've seen these!

Thanks to Miss M's inspiration, I decided to use my scraps (and I had just enough) to make a little slipcover for an old stool. I have a friend who wants a "French farmhouse" look, and I thought this would make a fun addition to her decorating!

I used painter's tape to mark out the stripes...

And I used my Cricut to make cardstock stencils for the numbers...

And I used my finger to do the painting. Hey, it's handy, and it's eminently washable!

I know it's kind of an odd little project, but I like it!




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11 comments:

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I LOVE it!! The pleats are perfection and I love the stripes with the painted date. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for letting me know. :)

By the way...it was in the conservatory with the candle stick.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Thanks for stopping by from DIY Showoff to see my dresser! I just love Miss Mustard Seed! She has the greatest things. I want to try slipcovers from drop cloths. That is a project for down the road! Love how your slip cover stool turned out!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

You also have a new follower! Bless you for raising 6 kids and a husband!!!! lol They are blessings for sure!

Rachel said...

Drop cloth...... I love it!

Throw Open the Windows said...

Very cute!! I'm always scared of pleats, but you've done a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing this with us. Rebecca

Stephanie said...

That is a really nice touch to the stool! Was looking at your projects from Mustard Seed, you are really talented..and busy!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Adorable! These are the most gorgeous stool covers I've personally ever seen! What a seamstress you are. MMS really brought out the best in you. :)

Donna

The Frosted Gardner said...

Great job! Love the whole MMS. I think she liked it as well. :)

too Blessed to Stress said...

odd?!?!? It's wonderful!!!! I love that you used a drop cloth... I need a new stool and have some left over drop cloth from another project, hmmm you got me thinkin :)

~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

What a darling stool cover. I have a thing for ruffles these days. Love that you used drop cloth material. I've made several out of dc and it really washes well. Love this! :)

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Wow, adorable! I'm in the process of making bar stool covers and I love this idea!
Terry