Monday, March 7, 2011

Step Stool Makeover

A while back I found a wonderful step stool makeover at Mamie Jane's and I just couldn't get it off my mind.  I had to give it a try.  

So I found this sweet little black step stool.

And figured it'd be fun to "dress"it up a bit...

I dug through my pile of feedsacks and decided this would be a perfect "outfit".

I added a little foam padding and a little muslin lining.

And then decked it out with a little Vigor and Vitality...

I love how it turned out.  And even more fun...

Here's what's left of the feedsack.  These cute chickens are bound to find their way into another project.

What do you think I should do with it?


  1. I just love your stool! It's definitely a show piece now! Great work and love the feedsack!

  2. The chickens would make a darling pillow!

  3. I wasn't expecting a feed sack for the makeover and just love it!! Will this be for sale at the open house? :) Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten today!

  4. Love the step stool. Feedsacks are just everywhere this year!

  5. Oh I love this...what a wonderful job you did. Thanks for visiting me the other day. xoxo

  6. That stool is so darned cute! Curious - did you attach the padding somehow, or does it just sit on top of the stool? I have a sad little stool/bench that I want to give a little TLC - this is great inspiration!


  7. so pretty!
    gorgeous photos!!!!
    take care,

  8. love it and the feed sack is PERFECT! It has the most wonderful fading to it. well done!

  9. Your stool looks great! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

  10. This is green design at its finest!

    I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Your fun bench was featured on my blog today!!

  12. Heidi, your stool turned out so sweet! You could use the leftover piece for a framed bulletin/memory board... :)

    And, thanks for stopping by my blog! A visit to Ohio would be worth the trip (and you could junk along the way...) - the Springfield Extravaganza is amazing (buying or selling)!

    Have a great weekend, Kathy

  13. You did a wonderful job with your step stool. I think the chickens would make a great pillow too. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog :-)
    Enjoy your weekend!

  14. Love the bench! Wished I had a stash of feed saks! Love the chickens left over. Maybe a pillow or a decorative kitchen towel.

  15. Adorable! I love your site. I'm following I found you at FJI... Stop by, I think looking at your style, you'll like my site too! Susan