Thursday, October 6, 2011

Making modern cute...

My fascination with the Japanese Kawaii fabric is not new.  I have been hoarding a small piece of this darling Wizard of Oz fabric.  For obvious reasons I love the caricature, bright colors, and nursery rhyme look.  It doesn't hurt that it reminds me of my beloved state...Kansas.  I have been saving it for a favorite project.

Practical seating has overcome the beauty aspect in my studio.  I have been on a long hunt for a sewing stool.  Good grief they are miserably ugly.  What was I to do? (Bring back my thinking cap!) 

Found this ugly duckling for 40 percent off.  Still too much...I then made mention to the sales lady that it had some wear and tear since it was a floor model.  She proposed an additional twenty percent off.  Now it was within my budget.

Seamstress magic.  There was just not enough of the Oz fabric so I added the last little bit of Red Riding Hood fabric.  

Love the added color and contrast.  

Yellow piping for a finishing touch.

More storage under the seat.  It is incredibly comfortable. Gives my back in support and my feet can touch the floor.  Four little casters make this stool super easy to move around.  

There is no way I would have ever paid three hundred for this...but under a hundred was perfect for me. It never hurts to ask if it is the best price they can give you.  Some times it might just be in your budget.


Scrap for Joy said...

You are a wizard Renee. You turned an ugly duckling chair into a swan!
Sit in comfort my dear~

birdie blue said...

love the make-over, renee. it's completely darling, love the fabric.

have an excellent weekend, my friend.

Musings from Kim K. said...

The fabric is the perfect touch for your sewing chair. The makeover is just astounding.

PS. I'm in love with your Asian graphic. I've saved this for future CNY craft projects.

Miss Holly said...

Now I might pay the original price!!!!!! It looks fantastic....what a wonderful job you have done...I just love it!!!

Mecky said...

You really snazzied that baby up. it looks great.

That would of been a hefty price if you had paid full price!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

That chair with your magic needle is now worth that $279 price did an amazing job. The mix of fabrics is brilliant.

Barbara said...

Great job on the upholstering and the bargaining!

Nan said...

You are so good at this recovering stuff which I usually avoid at all costs. I love the fabrics you used they are just darling.

Sarah said...

Is it strange to not be able to put your feet under your chair? I think I must be a dysfunctional sitter! LOL

Sewn With Grace said...

I'm starting to think that you and I were separated at birth, seriously! I do hope our paths cross because I think we could have a bunch of fun together. Have a great day!

donna said...

What a deal on the chair. The fabric is perfect so bright and cheery. I love the Japanese fabrics as well. The graphics are so cute.

Lynn said...

Wow! That is one neato chair. You're good. :)

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a fantastic make over!!
It looks so charming and bright and cheery!!