Height challenges aside...at a healthy 5 feet tall I find it incredibly difficult to find a comfortable seat.
Of course when I do, my feet usually dangle on the floor like a school child.
(My husband is a generous six feet tall so I have high hopes for my children!)
Needless to say, I love a footstool.
The classic 80's tapestry fabric and shiny brass legs match nothing in my home.
But for only two dollars from the local charity thrift I know just the thing to make it better.
Sis Boom fabric is one of my favorite.
Adding the doilies I picked up the other day for just pennies gives it the perfect finishing touch.
I pinned them in place and overlapped for a bit of whimsy.
Sewed along the edges just to hold them in place.
The seam line is about a half an inch from the edge of the doily.
I used a very fine stitch.
The seam line is barely noticeable.
Both doilies are now secured to the fabric and ready to be stapled on to the stool.
The shiny brass legs got a pretty coat of yellow meringue spray paint.
Such a simple project brings such a big smile.
My feet will now be safely on the stool.
It really is the little things!
I have never been bothered by being short.
Both my parents are small and most of my family is as well.
For those who aren't used to it it can be odd I suppose,
due to the overwhelming reminder usually once a day of "You are so short."
As if it was something I was not aware of when I woke up this morning.
We certainly don't walk up to people and tell them they are ugly.
Why we tell them what their height is I will never be able to understand?
I never viewed my height as anything more than a genetic trait.
If it means more of these cute footstool it is definitely a positive...