Thursday 24 November 2011

Bee happy .... footstool update

Do you remember the cover I made for my footstool when I decorated the living room?

You will probably remember that I decided to take the cover off and recover the footstool by fixing this fabric over it which matches my curtains.

Well I decided to put a frill around the side so I made the frill and attached gingham ribbon to it.

I then hand stitched the frill the whole way around the footstool, let me tell you this took a while and my fingers were really sore!

A little helper sat with me while I stitched away.

Finished footstool.

I love this much more than the checked cover as it is plainer and more shabby french style.

This morning I received some lovely goodies from 

which I won in her wonderful giveaway recently.

She has embroidered this cute picture which I will be hanging in my kitchen.

There was also a huge bundle of fabrics as well :)

Thank you undomesticated scientist for such a wonderful giveaway.

It's nearly the weekend and my birthday.

I will be having a birthday giveaway on 1st December so keep an eye out.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!


  1. Oh wow, that footstool looks fab, I love it, you have done a great job x x x x

  2. Oh I love the frill!! It's feminine but still in that shabby style :-)

    Jem xXx

  3. gosh I know how you feel on sore hand! but what a gorgeous foot stool makeover, it does look french style shabby chic and i love it!! it's just so cute! you're so good at this, i wonder how you do the footstool cover, do you staple it or it can be take out? you lucky girl to have won such a cute giveaway, love the embroidered cup of tea frame! might give it a go on that! xx susan

  4. That looks so nice - I love the ribbon. Your little helper is probably wondering if he can sit on it now :)

  5. Youveve done a wonderful job on the footstool - I doubt I'd have the courage to tackle something like that. It looks lovely. Very French.

  6. Sorry for the typo - blimey what am I like! ;)

  7. The footstool looks fabulous and that fabric is gorgeous! :)


  8. oh wow, love your foot stool!fantastic idea, the thrills look great.
    thank you for popping over to the shop today and my blog. Ill be coming back on the 1st December to enter your birthday candy ; )
    emma x

  9. Great job on the footstool - i can imagine your fingers were sore! What a lovely giveway prize you won too :o) Scarlett x

  10. Beautiful stool, love the frill! You must have some patience to hand stitch that - but it was so worth it, well done! X

  11. What a difference a frill makes! I loved it before but I like it even more now.

  12. yes, it looks fab as shabby french chic. x well done you.

  13. Nice job on that foot it!

  14. I absolutely LOVE the footstool - you are very clever!

  15. Happy Thanksgiving! I love the footstool. My B-day is next week as well...hope you have a great one!

  16. Your footstool looks great with this new fabric, I simply love it!


  17. Fantastic fabrics! You've done a great job renovating your footstool, it's very satisfying doing it yourself isn't it, and I'm sure all the pain is well worth it! ;o)
    Jess xx

  18. I've never reupholstered anything...great job.

    Congrats on your winnings, Bee. It's such fun to receive goodies...AND to give them away.

    Enjoy your day,

  19. Very nice! The patience you have, respect. Enjoy your weekend. Groetjes Sandra

  20. Yahoooo for you...I have a big ugly one I have put away to inspire me to get cracking on that project. Just beautiful. oxxoxo Happy weekend

  21. I just adore what you did with your footstool!

  22. Such a lovely makeover...I love it!....It's such a good feeling when you rescue something and give it a new life, isn't it?...Congratulations too on winning your lovely Giveaway!...
    Hope you have a great Sunday,
    Susan x

  23. Hello dear :o)

    Your footstool is`s so shabby french !! Here in Norway the snow is falling to day on the first day of advent and I love it :o) I hope you have a nice sunday too...hugs from the little red house in the forest...Vintagepia :o)

  24. You’ve done a fantastic job with the footstool! I love the fabric you have used.

    Lou xxx

  25. That footstool is stunning did an amazing job lovely..and I hope those fingers have healed up nicely now ; )

    Have a wonderful giveaway going this week....thought you might be interested..or want to share ; )
    Wishing you a wonderful week.

    Anna x


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