Sunday, May 22, 2011

Another little piece...

FIRST...a groan...is anyone else having issues with spacing text on blogger? Or is it my very own technologically-challenged isssue?? Siiigh...Okay, groaning stopped. So here's the "before" pic of a little footstool I've had for years and years, originally bought at a neighbour's garage sale! You can see how much she's used by the worn fabric (lol). She's an old favourite.

Here are her pretty little legs after a coat of Rustoleum Heirloom White paint.

Here they are again, in stages of repainting and glazing. UGLY 'eh!? (lol)

Now here's one of my favourite pics of my grandson Avery when he was two years old, at White Point Beach in Nova Scotia. He and two of his brothers, Connor and Morgan, are coming to Nova Scotia next month to spend the whole summer with me! We'll have LOTS of days at the beach together!

I used this photo as inspiration for redoing my footstool. After altering it in Photoshop,and making it shabby, and adding a favourite Maya Angelou quote, I did an image transfer on tightly woven fabric, and this is my little footstool now. I LOVE it.

Here's a closeup of the top, just so you can see the quote.


Now all I have to do is find two more little pieces to re-do using the OTHER boys as inspiration...before they arrive! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Aaaahhh, life is GOOD.Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my little piece of blogland, I sure do appreciate your visit! Wishing you a day filled with whatever makes your heart happy!

I'm linking to Savvy Southern Style and these fun parties!

29 comments:

  1. What a beautiful up-cycle you have here! I just love it! I love how you made it meaningful also--I am alway trying to only surround myself with things that I love and things that are meaningful to me! I can't wait to see what else you come up with for the other little guys!!!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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  4. Great upcycle.

    Check out my blog when you get a chance. I'm your newest follower

    ~Steph
    http://fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com

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  5. I was loving it with just the repainting, Deborah, but you really brought it home with the picture image and the quote on the top! What a great keepsake you've made.

    Visiting from Tuesday's Treasures. : )

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  6. Great upcycle! Love the look of it. Thanks for linking up!!

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  7. The spacing thing on blogger has driven me nuts from the beginning. I have no idea why it does it. I think it MAY have something to do with switching between the HTML editor and the WYSIWYG editor, but I'm not certain. I've talked to some other bloggers about it, and they experience it too, so it's not us, it's Blogger =P

    Just browsing some of the blog hop blogs and I wanted to say hi! I will follow you as well. We also have a Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/aiasdotca that you should check out! We always like and follow back, just leave us a note <3

    Monika @ Aias Dot Ca
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  8. This footstool looks adorable! I would love you to do a post on how you did the image transfer. I am your newest follower. x Sharon (South Africa)

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  9. This is fabulous!! I'd also love to know which technique you used for the image transfer. It looks like something that would make a fabulous grandparent gift ...

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  10. What a creative idea for the footstool! Thanks for sharing it.
    Helen

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  11. i am in love with that! i have a little stool and i just covered it with canvas but i love this idea. and i love that quote. maya angelou was a professor at my college when i was there! i never got to take a class of hers though- she didn't always teach and i think she stopped before i declared english as my major. but i love her! i did get to hear her read, and she is amazing.... so soulful.

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  12. Such a great idea. You've made the stool so meaningful and I love the quote you picked.

    So glad I stopped by! Following you now. Hope you follow me too :)

    Emily
    http://lovelybeasts.blogspot.com/

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  13. This is precious, precious, precious. I just love this idea. I will have to investigate more on exactly what you did...I would love to do something like that with my two grandchildren....before they are teenagers!!

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  14. This is the sweetest idea, it's great. Life is good when children are a part it.

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  15. Hello my friend! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your project on my blog today :o) I think you and your projects are just great!

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  16. This is just AWESOME! I'm your newest follower! I too am an fellow "upcycle" gal who posts all my junk turned into something loveable on my blog. You do gorgeous work and I'll be looking through all of your stuff to get ideas, you can be sure!!! :)

    http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com

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  17. WOW! I LOVE this little footstool! I have 3 little grandsons....and you have my mind racing as to the ways I could use this idea for me....and for Christmas gifts for their Mommies! Thanks for sharing

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  18. Oh my goodness, this appeals to me so much - art, family and craft all in one:)I think you have made something very special here and I can't wait to see what you do for the other two grandbabies! God bless x

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  19. HUH???? how did you even think of this??? i'm blown away...really. you are one heck of a grandma!! lucky, luck boys....lucky, lucky you.

    amy

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  20. Creative! My Mom just made a quilt doing the same thing to a portion of it. Its very nice I hadn't thought of using photos for my footstools awesome job!

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