Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Plant Stands to Foot Stools and Deck Cats....Oh My!

This wrought iron plant stand was transformed from this...



....to a kitchy little footstool. 




I found the perfect pillow in my staging stash.  It is vintage velvet and filled with feathers. I loved the look of the distressed iron so I chose not to paint it.  The contrast of the prissy velvet to the clunky iron is a winning combo.  I frequently repurpose items from a seller's house when I am staging. 

This footstool works because:

  1. The pillow is the perfect size.  A different shape or inprecise size would have looked wrong.

  2. The plant stand is the correct dimension for a footstool.  The height works perfectly with the height of a chair.  The circumference is adequate for accommodating feet.

  3. The pillow color complements my deck cat.

 

Yes, my pictures are cropped like crazy.  I'm not ready for show and tell yet.
Later,

Linda

8 comments:

  1. That is lovely. What a great re purpose!
    Patty

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    1. Thanks so much, Patty. I always appreciate your comments.

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  2. Love the new footstool! Re-purposing furniture is one of my favorite things!! Thanks for stopping by the One Room Challenge today ... I am now following you!!

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  3. Thanks Kim! I'm following you to. Love the ORC. Can't wait to see your results.

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  4. You are so clever, Linda! That is why you are good at what you do. Solving design problems :-)
    Cheers,
    Loi

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    1. Oh Loi, you are always so generous with your compliments! I aspire to be like you when I grown up. xx L.

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    1. Thanks so much Kerry! Please visit often!

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