Up cycled footstool:
I work right next door to a charity shop and I spotted a cute little foot stool sitting outside their back door one morning. I waited until the end of the day to see if the would put it up for sale but it was still there when I finished work.....so I nabbed it and took it home!
To start with it was covered in a grey, furry fabric and looked a bit unloved. In the spirit of "not spending" I found a good supply of Ikea fabric in my stash, hunted out a stapler and some tacks and set about transforming it.
In the beginning it looked like this:
And with only about 10mins effort it now looks like this:
If I had had a proper staple gun, it might have been easier but hey ho. That corner is not quite as mis-shapen as it looks btw.
I had been looking for a second hand foot stool to go with the vintage rocking chair that I picked up in Wales whilst visiting my mum. Unfortunately, as there is no room in my current house it will be staying at my mum's until I sell and move.
I can't wait to finally sit in it again. Luckily, I have had a few viewings on my house already so fingers crossed!
What else? I got a cute little glass for my bathroom from Ikea. I had cracked the other one a while ago and this one was under £2.
|Cut glass from Ikea|
|Brooch bouquet from Mollie Makes magazine|
One last thing....I made another tissue paper pom pom the other day but this time I dip dyed the ends with some undiluted blackcurrant squash. It was really effective!
I hope this inspires you to think twice before splashing the cash! There is still a recession on, you know!
Any plans for the Jubilee weekend? I'll be working and hanging with my mum :)