Monday, June 16, 2014

Grain Sack Remnants to the Rescue

My stash of grain sack remnants is slowly getting smaller and smaller and I'm determined to use up every square inch of what I've accumulated.  I used to be able to buy remnant pieces from a dealer out at the Alameda Antique Faire for $1 each, but lately the bin has been empty by the time I get to it.  I went digging through my pile of scraps searching for a piece with a blue stripe that would be large enough to cover this footstool. 

Bingo!  I was so happy to discover I had one piece left over that was just large enough to cover the top of the stool.

It also got a fresh coat of CeCe Caldwell's Myrtle Beach Sand and some clear wax.

A couple of weeks ago I rescued the stool and both frames at a yard sale; you can see the ugly "before" picture in this post.  The needlepoint cover on the stool wasn't in bad shape, so I might make another pin cushion out of it just like I did with the cover of this old footstool last year.

This is why I save the small scraps.

I cut a remnant just a little larger than the original cardboard backing, then glued it down with some Tacky Glue and popped it back in the frame.  Both frames were painted the same color as the stool even though this looks orangy on one side.

A little E6000 glue was used to attach the starfish.

Much better!  So beachy and summery.

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