Monday, January 28

My Dresden Attempt #1

Here is my first attempt at the Dresden Dare.  I wanted to do something a little out of the ordinary so my daughter and I explored 'different ways" to use the dresden plate around the house.  After much thought and discussion, we Mod Podged a Dresden plate to this little step stool Micaela (our 7 year old) uses around the house to reach things.


Tada!  This little step stool has been around since before Micaela was born (a whole 8 years).  It started off pink and green circa 2005, then later pink and purple around 2009.  And since we are now in the process of redecorating once again, it is now black.  Micaela had the idea to put a dresden plate on the stool so we trimmed it down to fit by making it the exact size of the top and mod podged it on.

I think it would have turned out better if the stool had been white or if the fabrics had been darker, live and learn but our first attempt was fun.  Read on for attempt #2 and comment if you would like a custom zipper pouch.

41 comments:

  1. Your pink/white/black dresdens are sew pretty. The step stool is adorable! Thanks for sharin ... :) Pat

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  2. Love the color combinations you chose for your Dresden! Love anything with black and white!

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  3. What a great idea, I love the colours that you've used.

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  4. What a great idea! Is 'modge podge' some kind of glue???

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  5. Love your Dresden stool-a new use for fabric! Be warned that Dresdens can be addicting as I have discovered. I enjoy the color combinations that you can showcase with this great block. From CA, thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love the colors on the black stool. Personally, I'd hate to try to keep a white step stool clean. This brings back memories of an orange step stool we had in our bathroom when my children were young. It was a Geoffery step stool from Toy 'R Us that they stood on at the sink. It's long gone as they are now 35 and 33. This wouldn't work on it since it was oblong. Shucks! Cute, cute, cute idea. Very creative.

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  7. Absolutely lovely. I like the pink black and white combo and the step stool is a great idea. Is the last one being used as a mug rug? Anyway, great job. I lived in Dallas (Farmers Branch actually) for a couple of years in the early 90's. I am a new follower.

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  8. I think it looks great! What a wonderful idea :)

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  9. What a darling foot stool and great idea. I wasn't sure which section I should make a comment. Your doiley is cute too.

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  10. Great job with this step stool! Really like it! What a way to make something old look fantastic and NEW.

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  11. Your attempt is a huge sucess. I love this. Congrats on most creative for the day!

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  12. What a great idea to jazz up a plain stool....love it....

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  13. Love the stool. It turned out perfect.
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  14. Wow! This is a great idea! and a lovely dresden!

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  15. Creativity is what it is all about and yours are stunning. The stool must be my favorite. Judy C thanks you.

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  16. So cute! Great idea. The doily is cute too. Love the colors you chose.

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  17. This hop is killing me, this is sooo cute!! Mod Podge, love it!!!! Very out of the box!

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  18. Love Love Love the stool! What a great idea!

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  19. Stunning, simply stunning! Now I'm off to look for a stool I can do the same way! blessings, marlene

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  20. Step right up. Love the fabrics and the idea of the stepping stool.

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  21. Very creative to make stool from your Dresden....love it!

    Am from Ohio...and am also a new Follower! :)

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  22. Love the stool and LOVE the dachshund fabric!

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  23. Great dresdens. That stool is so cute.

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  24. I just LOVE this stool - it's so fantastic and original. Great job taking the Dresden to the next level!

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  25. Cute stool and the mod podge will protect it forever! I've used it for many projects.

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  26. So creative! Love it!
    Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  27. Oh my word, I LOVE it! Such an awesome idea and your fabric choices area so pretty! Thanks so much the inspiration!

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  28. that is fabulous, what a great idea!

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  29. Love iT! What a unique way to use a dresden plate. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Luv your little stool, sEw creative. Thanks for sharing. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  31. thnat such a great idea, congratulations!
    Love alle your dresdens, thanks for sharing.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  32. Now that is too cute!

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