Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I finished!

I  finished my "side project" !
I purchased this antique footstool a long while ago with the thought of hooking a top for it.
Oh the stories it could tell . . .  under layers of added covers I found bits of wool and even 
a quite early man's vest folded up as padding!  
Yes, they really did "make do" long ago.
Now I am eager to begin hooking a top for a very early shaker footstool
I found a while back!  
Yep . . .  you could say I'm "Hooked" !
Enjoy the day!
Lori Ann


Three Sheep Studio said...

Your stool is beautiful.
The colors are rich and gorgeous.
Lovely job.

Jarvie said...

The stool looks awesome. Love the colours! Great job! :)

jennifer768 said...

It is beautiful!Hugs,Jen

Patty ♣ said...

Just WONDERFUL! Love everything about it!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

What a real beauty it is now. The best facelift it's ever had. Enjoy!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

You did good, girlie!!! I'm sure your friend loved it!

Willow said...

I have been seeing so many beautiful hooking pieces lately, I am very tempted to try.

Jillayne said...

This is lovely! I do love this hooked style and am recently messing around with it myself.
I have a little wooden foot stool my Grandmother purchased as a kit about 70 years ago at least. She built it, stained it and made a boucle-type cover for it. Several years ago I had to remove it as it was just completely ragged and I found the padding on top of the wood was actually sawdust that had been encased in muslin! I salvaged the sawdust and when I finally get a new cover made for the top I will use the very same sawdust for a new pad.
Aren't old things cool!?!

Lana said...

Lori Ann, I love it! Hmmm, I have 3 old wooden stools I've been saving for hooked tops.... what are you doing for the next several weeks? ;)

Scott Smith & Bill Gilmore said...

I love it!!! And am very honored to have this wonderful stool in my home.
You are too kind dear friend.

Debora said...

It looks beautiful! So fun to find things underneath that people used to make do. Would love to hear more about hooking.

Alicia Bullinger Kay said...

Hello Lori Ann,
Your hooked stool is beautiful. I am working on a hooked stool top myself. I was wondering if you could share any tips on how you attached your hooking to the top. How did you stuff the cushion? How did you attach the hooking to the seat cover?

Lori Ann Corelis said...

To Alicia . . . Each footstool depending on how it's make will need a different method of attaching the top.
This one needed a separate board that was padded then wrapped and attached with small nails (hidden between the loops). For a flat top . . . . You can pad a piece of chip board cardboard then wrap and secure the same way, or wrap the whole top being careful to tuck the corners and secure underneath with upholstery tacks. A little difficult to explain in words....but I hope this helps! Lori Ann