Good morning everyone!
It is once again my turn to share with all Debbie’s faithful readers.
Let’s take a walk on the wild side with some Zebra print fabric.
I can’t believe May is almost over! I was just telling my kids a few days ago that we are only six months away from our annual Christmas Vacation movie night. They were a little more receptive than I was. Ha!
Today I’m showing you a quick makeover of a stool I had on hand.
It all started when I saw this zebra print fabric…
Since my sewing skills are virtually non-existent, my only option was to reupholster something. It was a little spendy at $16.99 a yard but the texture was worth it!
Not only that, we all know it doesn’t even take a yard to reupholster a chair or stool so in the end….mere pennies.
By the way, have you ever been photo-bombed by a beagle? It is daily routine around here…
The stool started out as a worn down black. It hadn’t been sealed by the person who painted it previously so every smudge or mark appeared on the finish at the slightest touch.
With the animal print, a black base is an easy go-to color choice.
My pick for this piece was CeCe Caldwell’s Vermont Slate.
It is a gorgeous slate/stone gray that darkens with wax.
Here is a quick peek at the filthy cushion that graced the top at one time.
Definitely time for a makeover, right??!!
I removed the three layers of previous coverings, pulled out all the old staples and started over – after adding another layer of new batting before I did anything else. Oh, and make sure you pay attention to your corners and then thank your mother for teaching you how to properly make a bed all those years ago.
Once it was done, it decided to join the party…
Do any of you like stools as much as I do? I’m now on the hunt for the perfect milking stool.
Have a wonderful start to June! I hope it brings sunny weather and a slower pace.
Well deserved by all.
I hope to see you over at my place soon – perhaps check out a few of my posts since we saw each other last, such as my antique organizing bin,recent desk makeover, a deconstructed chair and a DIY on how to turn a picture frame into a vintage mirror using nothing but paint!
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Thank you Shari for sharing today with us.
What a transformation! Love the animal print and black is always perfect. Good job! Thanks for sharing with us over here at Debbie’s. 🙂
Great makeover! Love the zebra print!!~~Angela
Gorgeous Debbie! I love the fabric with the paint color!!!I need to recover my kitchen island stools! Next on my list!!
Hi Debbie- GREAT guest post here. Missed you- finally got a working computer- yay!!! xo Diana
Love the zebra print with the black! I think that will fit in nicely anywhere! Good job!
Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage
Shari always does the prettiest work! And her beagle is such a Qt!!!
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
Great makeover- the fabric is so fun!
Raquel @ Organized Island
Love that print and that paint leaves a nice finish too! Great job!
I scatter small stools all over the house. They not only add foot comfort but also add color to an empty corner or small space such as a stairway landing. Love your new zebra print
I love a little animal print thrown in the mix.
And I know what you mean, I was just realizing the other day how we’re just about six months away from holiday season. This year is flying by…..that’s okay as long as it slows down during the summer. 🙂
do you create furniture or redo old ones? i would like to buy your bench
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