When she was a puppy, DH put her on our bed just once, but the deed was done, she sleeps with us, always has! It is her bed, so she thinks! Probelm is her short little legs! Can't quite make it to the bed. So, enter the 28 year old footstool!
I have been wanting to slipcover this bad boy for quite a while, but was, well, afraid! I can sew, just never done anything like this before.
So enter the wonderful ladies of the Pinterest Challenge! Sherry, Katie, Kate, and Michelle.
I love me a good Pinterest session. Just me and my ipad pinning away. But these ladies are challenging us to get off our pins, so to speak and get producing! So no more excuses, just do it!
I had pinned these cute drop cloth covered footstools for inspiration.
one, two and three. Mine would be somewhere in the middle.
First I went to Lowes and bought the dropcloth, 6'x9' for about $11. Forgot to take pic before, sorry. Then I washed it, didn't bleach, just washed. Here it is on the footstool with my jute trim.
Made a band of the jute to go around the circumference of the footstool.
Yeah, it fit!
Now for the bottom, I wanted to utilize the hem of the drop cloth so I wouldn't have to hem! So cut 2 strips of what was left and sewed together. Then on to pinning. I wanted to put a simple pleat in each corner. So I just winged it. Just started pinning and matching up my corners.
So much better than before. Not too bad if I do say so myself. It has been Maggie tested and approved. I still have about 1/3 of the dropcloth left, that was my only cost, so totally worth it.
Thanks ladies for pushing me to the edge to get'er done! Don't forget to check out the 'pushy' ladies blogs from the above links. You will love them!