Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sew, a needle pulling thread...

Now that I've given you this line in a Sound of Music song, I'm sure you won't be able to get it out of your head for days like me. Any-who...this post is not really about sewing, but sewing stools. I came across two darling sewing stools, with "under-the-lid" storage last year at a garage sale but didn't have enough time to paint them before the fall sale. Of course they've been in my barn since then, and I just found them tonight after work! Mind you, I didn't get home from work until 5:45pm...and didn't get out into the garage until after 6pm to start this project.
Before shot...after I've removed one of the lids.
I decided I wanted to paint them creamy white, but of course needed to decide what to re-cover the seat with. Then I remembered I had two of these:

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Don't you just love TJMaxx bags? Me too! A few weeks ago I picked up a couple of their $.99 gift bags at the cash register. I didn't need them for gifts, but the design was so fun I grabbed them knowing I could eventually use them to re-cover something. So next I grab my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre and went to work.


After one coat of paint, distressing, one coat of clear wax and only 90 minutes later, this is what I got...



And the fabric is vinyl--so easy to clean--great for sewing, toys, magazines or papers.




These little beauties will be for sale at my barn sale in June.

Sew, do you know all the words to the song by now (I know you've been humming it)? As a kid I'm sure I saw the movie at least a dozen times...and we had the album (yes, an album...you know, the round vinyl record) that I played over and over on our stereo console. Sew, from memory, without looking it up, I believe the words are:

Do, a deer, a female deer
Ra, a drop of golden sun
Mi, a name I call myself
Fa, a long long way to run.
So, a needle pulling thread,
La, a note to follow So,
Ti, a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to Do!

Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do
Do-Ti-La-So-Fa-Mi-Ra-Do

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3 comments:

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Those are "sew" cute! Thank you so much for participating in the "Cowgirl Up!" link party.
oxox,
♥Linsey

BettyJean @ ShabbyTeaParty said...

Very nice transformation. Cute post with the Sound of Music reference. And yes, now I have singing in my head, not only Doe, a deer, but also raindrops and roses and whiskers on kittens, girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, snowflakes.... eeeekk

See ya at the Barn Sale.

Christine said...

Love them, you are one Thrifty Lady:D
Thank you for sharing your craftiness, and getting back to me on the Chalk Paint question, I am gonna try it again...Thank-You, Maybe I will get to one of your Barn Sales...one day,
Smiles,
Christine