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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Little Miss Muffet....sat on her.....

coffee sack covered STOOL !!

Some of you might remember that Mr. Sweet made this little foot stool...
and I won this fabulous COFFEE SACK from VAL.
and I saw THESE..
 and I saw THESE...
 PENNY covered these adorable stools and they MIGHT be for sale HERE...
 
SOOO...
knowing that I could NEVER do a project like this without HELP...
LOTS of help..... from Mr. Sweet,
I smiled sweetly and begged asked him if he would HELP me cover this adorable stool he made.




He measured...
he traced...
he cut...
he sweated...








...by this time,
we are realizing that those adorable POINTS on the stool top
are going to be more ROUNDED..
lots of layers..thick foam...
muslin
coffee sack burlap

We also learned, about this time, that we could have just cut
a ROUND piece of foam (yes, I know....some of you TOLD me that..)
because there was too much bulk and we he cut the tips off the points...
worked a LOT better !  
NO IDEA...
so while he cut and fitted..
I COOKED...well....not really COOKED.
threw together
Cheese Quesadillas and salsa...
good lunch !
Now, I think this is sooo cute.
THANKS, MR. SWEET

I DID help cut and staple...
I just am no good at measuring...
nor did I know how to put a BUTTON in the center..
I LOVE THAT BUTTON...
He had to drill thru the stool top before we started with the layering....
and got a little wire thingy to pull the threads thru from the button to the bottom of the stool...

I was totally surprised what a difference the button made to the overall appearance of the whole thing.
He's so smart...I never would have thought of adding a button.
I love those sexy little legs...
I JUST  LOVE  IT !!
Did I say Thank you, Mr. Sweet...

I am joining
WHITE WEDNESDAY (well, the little sexy legs are WHITE)
xoxo
bj
NOTE to all the young things out there that keep coming up with these
adorable ideas....
S L O W    D O W N
and let me rest before I have to *get it in gear*, just to stay up with you !
Remember...I'm olden.....and SLOW. :) 
...more cute things to do with COFFEE SACKS..
I'm pretty sure I can make a Christmas stocking out of one of my sacks...
and I would LOVE a couple of large pillows...one for each of my leather sofas.
The apron is really cute, too...a little scratchy, maybe..
See...ya'll have me thinking CRAFTS now and 
I AM NOT A CRAFTY PERSON.
xoxoxo
 xoxo  

55 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

BJ!!!!!!!! That turned out fabulous!!!!!! I knew you guys could do it. I love the button too.

Thanks for the mention :-). Only one of the stools is still for sale. The bigger one...
xoxox
Penny

sissie said...

Hi BJ!
The little stool is adorable and I love the feedsack!! Great job!

hugs
Sissie

Barbara F. said...

That stool is the cutest thing I have seen in a while! I'm olden too and I can't keep up with chalk paints and burlap and mod podge - where was all this stuff say, 20 years ago?? I would have been in my 30's and able to tackle just about anything! (I think mod podge was around then) :)
Great job BJ, and that quesadilla looks good. xo

Decorating Lady's Humble Abode said...

Way to cute!!! He should make and sell them. The coffee sack plus the shape just sets it a part from other stools out there. You are a very lucky girl to have a talented handy man around. I bet your mind is already thinking of something else for him to make, I know mine would be. Thanks for sharing. Decor. Lady

Patti said...

LOVE IT...I knew you could do this!! I have a rice sack and it is looking for a stool to cover....can never find what I am looking for!! WELL DONE!

Bunny Jean said...

I KNEW you could do it BJ!

I think it came out great and looks SO adorable.

Lunch also looks pretty good just about now.

xoxo Bunny Jean @ Bunny Jeans Decor aand More!
www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

Deb said...

Oh, I think you are a crafty person and maybe Mr. Sweet is too. I love the little stool. If you keep crafting your home will be the 'bomb'. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Marianne said...

Oh, I just love how your stool turned out. YOu did a great job and what a great shape..different from many of the others I've seen.
Marianne :)

Designs By Pinky said...

Your SWEET stool turned out GREAT. It looks terrific! You and Mr. Sweet make a GREAT team! The button is perfect. XO, Pinky

Nancy said...

Love it, Love it.....it turned out great....You two make quite the pair.....What's your next adventure?

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The stool turned out great BJ! The button's a cute addition:@)

The White Farmhouse said...

What a lucky girl you are to have a wonderful husband to help you out! It looks fabulous! If you made me yummy looking snacks like that I would craft my arse for you! Love the stool!

Sweet Tea said...

Well, "Strut your stuff Ms. Thang"! That turned out GREAT!! That Mr. Sweet is a keeper for sure, but he must think you are too since he so willingly helped. Girl, the way you cook, you could probably even get my Mister to help you! Congrat's on the team work and a job well done."Smarty Pants!". (did I really say that?) *wink

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Your "Mr. Sweet" and my "Mr. Ed" should get together sometime...oh the stories they could tell of the "Projects" we get them into! HA! Adorable little stool. The button is too darn cute. I was really swooning when you added the Sunflowers! You go, crafty lady!
Fondly,
Pat

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

BJ don't underestimate your crafting ability because that stool is cute as a button. Hehe. Looks as if you make a good lunch, too. You and Mister Sweet make a good team!!
Shannon

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Projects with a partner are just more fun anyway. You both did a great job!

Blondie's Journal said...

You and Mr. Sweet did a marvelous job, BJ!! The button is SO cute and makes the whole stool!! The quesadillas look mighty fine, too!

XO,
Jane

NanaDiana said...

BJ!!!! That is SOOO flipping cute! I love it-and I actually think it looks much better with the slightly rounded "points"...much softer to look at. The button in the center is the perfect finishing touch! You BOTH did a great job on this one. LOVE it- xo Diana

Linda Chapman said...

That is simply adorable!! Great job! And that button totally finished it off! I love it and know you will smile every time you look at it!

Sarah said...

Oh, but you are a crafty person! This stool is darling. Great job! Love the other ideas too. Those stockings are really cute. You are giving me some ideas for the coffee sacks sitting in my garage. ;-)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What an adorable stool. And I got a good giggle from you comment about all the young artsy bloggers! I agree!
xo Yvonne

Vee said...

Did that ever turn out fabulous! Wowzer. My cap is tipped to both you and Mr. Sweet. Love the button. Great additional touch.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

BJ, I am impressed with your button tufted stool. How smart of hubby to add that button. Sooooo cute!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love your hip spider stool. It looks awesome.

La said...

I love it! I want one, too.

Ava said...

Well done BJ ! You are so clever and that button looks really good xx Ava

Shelia said...

You did it, BJness! Oh, it's darling and so glad you had such a handy helper in Mr. Sweets! The little button does just make it!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh BJ! How fabulous! You and Mr. Sweet make a great team.

Stacey said...

I'm so glad you posted this! I won one of those coffee sacks from Valarie too. You know I don't sew, so I've been stuck without an idea. You helped me. :)

You and Mr. Sweet are one heck of a team. Your footstool is adorable.

LV said...

It is amazing what you can do when you put two great minds together. Loved the stool.

xinex said...

Oh How adorable! So cute, BJ! Aren't you and Mr. Sweet so good! You should get into business and sell those. Come see my foyer when you have a chance...Christine

andrea said...

That stool came out so cute! I have struggled with reupholstry, so I appreciate your final product. I love the print, the fact that it's tufted, the little size, etc. Everything works in unison. You did a great job and wrote a great tutorial to go with it! Thanks, your newest follower, Andrea @ townandprairie

Anonymous said...

I love the legs too! It came out great! You make a good couple! But you knew that!

Anonymous said...

Oops, that was me. I can only comment as anon on my iPad. Don't know why!
Kathleen
www.cuisinekathleen.com

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a fancy pretty stool! SO cool that you made it together!

Kirsty said...

the coffee sack stools are awesome! Such a fantastic idea!

Peaches and Maple said...

Wow, this project looks like it would have been tricky! You pulled it off beautifully, though :)
Cas x

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi BJ !!!
I LOVE the stool .

You are never disturbing me, so don't you worry your pretty little head about that.I am doing better,CT scan showed everything is shrinking !!!Praise the Lord !
I think my last treatment is Monday.Dr. said he would see about putting me on a maintenance chemo.I am so ready for a break in that wicked stuff.It has been a rough ride. Love ya !

Rettabug said...

Well done, BJ & Mr. Sweet!! BRAVO for tackling a daunting project. It turned out GREAT!!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Mr. Sweet rocks! :D That is the cutest little tuffet I have ever seen!!! It is AH-dorable!

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

Awesome job and I LOVE the unique shape! Ok.....so how do you do your quessadillas? Did I spell that right? We love them....and I have never made them at home! Share please! Love, Me
www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

AA said...

Precious finished stool!

And to me, it looks more inviting, with softer points. Those really *pointy* ones, made me kind of nervous. -grin-

Melody said...

BJ, I love the stool. I also love it when my husband and I work on a project together. He has the patience of a saint. I also love the Christmas stocking made from the burlap sack. Take care!

Marla said...

I actually just gasped when I saw the end result. Oh my goodness is that just the most beautiful stinkin stool ever!

Debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

Hi BJ---That stool is the cutest thing I've ever seen! Love it!
Debbie

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Now I need to find some printed sacks :)

ImSoVintage said...

Oh that is now the sweetest little stool.

This olden person is happy to have found your blog through White Wednesday. 8-)

Laura

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Wowee! It looks gorgeous - and VERY sexy legs!!! ;-)

I love the look of that stool with the little drawer in - that must have taking a lot of careful cutting., don't you think?

Sarahx

Emily said...

That little stool is fabulous! How sweet the two of you worked on it together. Your Mr. Sweet sure is talented, and I think you gave him a great name. I love the stool

~Emily
The French Hutch

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How cute! I know this is something you will really enjoy! And that's a fun idea for the stockings! Give that hubby an extra HUG! ♥

abeachcottage said...

That turned out gorgeous and the button looks terrific! Well done you and Mr. Sweet. Thanks for dropping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is so cute and clever. I can't believe you are even thinking of crafty ideas with it this hot. My creativity got lost somewhere back in May!! I did buy one cute little Halloween treat yesterday and I felt a slight nip of the decorating bug!

Beth in NC said...

Wow, that turned out GREAT! I was wondering how you would do that with all of those curves, but it is adorable!

Beth@Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Such an awesome foot stool. I want one now. Following your blog now. I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/08/wickedly-crafty-saturdays-81311.html

Gail said...

BJ your Little Miss Muffet stool looks great! I love the button. You two make quite a team.