Monday, April 25

Sewing Stool

Posting to Metamorphis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

For months I have been hunting for a sewing cabinet. I didn't like any of the new ones in the stores so I was determined to find an old one with character. A few weeks ago while browsing Craigs List I came across one that was FREE. I quickly sent the seller/giver an email to find out if it was still available. Much to my surprise, it was still available, included a matching stool and the giver was in Plano less than 20 miles away. Woo Hoo!

The cabinet and matching stool are old, (they belonged to the giver's grandmother and she was old herself)- very sturdy/heavy and not exactly pretty but I always like a challenge.

So here is what the stool looked like when I brought it home...
The first thing I did was removed the cushion and start sanding...
The next day I painted it. The day after that I upholstered the cushion with my sewing theme fabric, (Sew Now, Sew Wow by Alexander Henry) and ta da, here it is now!
A close up of the cushion.

I found some bloggers who have done very similar projects. Confessions of a Craft Addict did a massage stool, and then I found a sewing chair manufactured by Arrow (very similar to my stool covered in the fabric too), it retails for $179.99.
I feel so fortunate to have gotten this for free, thank you Mrs. Janice in Plano!

The sewing cabinet will not be as easy, I've got to take it apart, sand and paint all the different pieces, then put it back together. Look for updates soon. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love it! The bright colors are so fun!

  2. Thank you for your lovely comment on my caddy's - you should totally make some - they were so easy. I love your stool - and the price! It turned out awesome!