A few weeks ago I showed you the pair of rather hideous stools I had picked up courtesy of Freecycle. They were a bit grubby and dated looking and not altogether appealing but I thought they might be handy extras to have and up for a revamp.
I had thought I'd paint the wooden bits with a nice eggshell paint but had a bit of a change of plan when I went and looked at the cost of a tin of paint! I obviously haven't bought paint for a while but it sort of defeated the object of what was meant to be a freebies makeover, so in the end I plumped for the tin of white gloss that was lurking in the cupboard.
Cleaner and brighter, don't you think?
The tops were made from my stash of leftover stylecraft DK (I never quite use these up so always have a bagfull of colours...), on a 3.5mm hook rather than the usual 4mm to make the stitches a bit closer to make sure that gruesome brown was covered.
One I just did as rounds of double crochet stripes...
For some reason this went decidedly wonky and even with a bit of persuading when I stitched it on to the stool it stool looks a bit 'homemade' - oh well...!!
The other one got the little squares treatment...
I like this one best if I'm honest - I do love these simple little squares and I deliberately stitched them together with the bright raspberry colour to show through. Again, not entirely even when you look at it from this angle but I quite like that anyway.
I intended to store these away to just have as 'if needed' extra seats, but I'm happy with how they look and am enjoying just looking at them and (oh dear, is this a bit wierd?) just having a little feel of them at the moment, so have left them in my living room!
So finished article then?
And before and after shots?!
Sorry for the excessive number of pics but I am ridiculously pleased with these! Much nicer to look at I think?!