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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A French Footstool Receives a Slipcovered Makeover

Last year there was a furniture store that was going out of business. As soon as I spied this reproduction Louis XVI stool I could not get it paid for fast enough. It was the perfect size for my bathroom vanity.

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The stool was loaded up with the chair and ottoman to receive a slipcover. This photo is a good actual representation of the pale green damask fabric that it is upholstered in as well as the soft gold finish on the wood.

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Even though I love the fabric I have had far too many near accidents involving foundation and lipstick and thought it would benefit from a washable slipcover to avoid a permanent stain.

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Again I had thought about covering it myself but the stool also has several curves. In addition, my seamstress had said that there would be tons of leftover fabric from the chair and ottoman.

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LOVE!

I had requested ballet ties but it was a bit much for Mr. Décor.

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Since I share a bathroom with him I merely switched the look to a simple bow.

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Which look do you prefer?

Laura

Linking to:

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38 comments :

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

They both look fabulous, love that little stool, it is wonderful. Hugs, Marty

chateau chic said...

Love the slipcover on the stool. Your seamstress does a fabulous job! I like both styles of the ties, but if it were mine I'd probably go with the bows.
Mary Alice

chateau chic said...

Love the slipcover on the stool. Your seamstress does a fabulous job! I like both styles of the ties, but if it were mine I'd probably go with the bows.
Mary Alice

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT!! Both ties look great!

Shelia said...

Hi Laura! What a beautiful stool and I'm so happy you found such a beauty! I love your slipcover both ways. You could take turns with the ties! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me and have a great week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

It looks great both ways! What a great stool makeover!

GSGreatEscaper said...

I think the bows win by a hair...so smart to protect the pretty fabric with the slipcover.

Denise said...

Oh Laura, I LOVE this stool -- it's beautiful! I love the curvy, feminine shape, the pale green damask, and the carved details. What a great find!

I think your new slipcover is lovely, and I like either style of the ties. :) I know you'll enjoy it more without worrying about stains.

Have a great day!

Denise at Forest Manor

Kim Hood said...

I like the simple bow better. Your cover is perfectly lovely!
Blessings,
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

Rhonda said...

What an incredible transformation! It's so beautiful!

Lorrie said...

Both looks are great, but if it were just for me, without considering the male half of the family, I'd go for the ballet ties.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I loved it when I saw it, but I think I prefer the second look with the extra long ties, because I can see the fluted legs.

Tammy's in Love said...

What a fun find! Yes, I can see that in decorating a home, the idea is common ground of what we both like...I'm amazed looking at some of the blogs of such ruffled, shabby chic, fru-fru decorating that a man lives there! Mine wouldn't mind some pink but not the whole shebang!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's a great little slipcover, Laura! I love it with the ballet ties. The pleated ruffle is very pretty.

Vel Criste said...

OMG, I love how you tied the ribbon all the way down! Looks like a ballerina stool to me!

Louise said...

Strangely enough I think I actually prefer the simple bows. It looks great!

Mari said...

I love the simple bows, it allows the pretty legs to show off....
It's a beautiful vanity stool and the slip cover is sooo pretty....

Smiles~
Mari

Auntie Em said...

I think I would go with Mr D on this one, though probably not for the same reasons. lol
I love the soft gentle bows at the top, just peeking out from the cover. They ballet ties are pretty but there are so many straight lines and angles with the pleats and the crossed ties that the curvy bows are easier on the eyes. And the ties are still there so if you change your mind you can lace them up again. :)
And with the nice, easy care cover, if you find another spot for your pretty stool after you move and rearrange, you can show off the pretty green fabric.
Good choice! Thanks for sharing your lovely home-decorating ideas. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I am loving the ballet ties!!!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Love this! So beautiful. I love the ballet ties! Oh Mr. Decor please please change your mind! :)

Bonnie said...

So lovely. I like the simple bow. Very elegant.

Jenny Romaine said...

This is gorgeous! I love the laces up the legs like ballet shoes. So feminine! LOVE!

TRay said...

Always, always, always & forever...ballet ties!

Maureen Wyatt said...

I like the stool either way. The laces were a bit more unique but sometimes you have to give your partner what he wants. sigh

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Laura! I love it! The ballet ties make it so fun and flirty!

xoxoxoxox

Sheila

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I like them both! My husband and your husband ought to get together, they think alike! Wish I knew your seamstress!

lynn cockrell said...

What a wonderful stool, Laura! The slipcover is simply lovely. I have to admit that I like the ballet ties best, but both are great looking!

WoodsofBellTrees said...

How cute! I adore this! It is beautiful, but I love the simplicity of the cover. Great thought about makeup accidents!!! I have a tendency to somehow throw liquid liners across the room.

Stacy Risenmay said...

How charming! Thanks so much for linking up!

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Rita C. said...

Oh Laura, don't know how I missed this one, but glad I found it through a link party! I swoon over the ballet ties on a slipcover, have always wanted those on a chair or something. Ballet ties!

J Shrewsbury-ThreeDogFarmhouse said...

I love it both ways...I know sometimes you gotta give the hubby a break...but those ballet ties!!!!
Oh My!! They are amazing!

Crystelle Boutique said...

Super adorable ridiculously cute!!
:)
hugs x, Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Debra Oliver said...

not to be causing marital discord, but just tell him to avert his eyes! those ballet ties are beyond fabulous!

Suzan Sweatman said...

I've never seen ballet ties on a chair in my life - but this is so fabulous - really gorgeous - what a touch!!!
I'm afraid the Mister would have to live with it lol
XOX

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

it looks fabulous both ways!

Tracie OB said...

Definitely the ballet look - the boys actually are to busy - I think the ballet ties are streamlined and unique - perfection!

Tracie OB said...

that would be "Bows" not boys - oops! sorry