Between gardening projects and everything else I’ve been working on, I’ve also been getting some sewing projects knocked out. A couple of weekends ago, I cut out the pieces and made piping for this footstool/ottoman I picked up at an antique store a few years ago. I buy these any time I see them for a good price ($40 or less) because they have so many uses! Of course, they can be paired with a chair to make it a little comfier, but they can also be tucked under tables, or used as extra seating or a side table in a pinch. This one was clearly wearing some fabric from another decade, so it needed a simple footstool slipcover to match my house…
I used some leftover Aviary Toile since it was going in the master bedroom. I wanted to tuck it under the melodeon to help hide the air vent and outlet a little more while still allowing airflow and access.
I already have a tutorial for making a slipcover for a footstool or ottoman and you can find that HERE. I made this one the same way, but I just didn’t add a skirt. Instead, I folded the raw edges under and pressed them, so they stay tucked under.
And here is how it looks in place…
We also hung some antique shutters that have been hanging in the garage since our move and hung some ironstone platters on either side. This visually fills up the wall without blocking traffic or the vent.
I’m trying the horse up there for now, but might switch it out for a plant in a large basket or something like that. I just haven’t been able to go out and browse, so I used what I had on hand.
It’s a sweet little stool that turned out great (and yes, mom, I ironed it when I got the iron out for another project!)
That project was making a slipcover for the chaise in the master bedroom. When I cut out the pieces for the footstool I also cut and sewed all of the piping for the chaise. It is a lot of piping!
Since then, I have been working on the slipcover in pieces. I made the cover for the large cushion last week and will be working on the small cushion and body of the slipcover this week. Well, that’s the plan. This week is slipping away and I’ve been making a push to get work done in the yard and garden.
Oh, and thanks for all of the gardening advice on yesterday’s post. It has been so helpful and informative!