I was bitten by the Color Bug over the weekend. The symptoms were an overwhelming desire to add color to my neutral black, white, and brown loft. I'm happy to report that I'm now fully recovered!
My prescription was this kitchen stool slipcover I saw on Kelly Rae Roberts' home tour.
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For my loft craft studio version I started with this $6 thrift store stool and painted the legs white.
With no pattern to follow, I made up my slipcover as I went along. I made a paper pattern of the round seat and cut out a circle of the first of three (Jo-Ann 40% off coupon) fabrics.
To the circle I sewed a strip of fabric to fit around the side of the seat and used an old pillow case, deconstructed and re-sewn, as a base on which to sew the ruffles.
I gathered and hemmed my ruffles and attached them one at a time.
There was a lot of measuring and pinning going on, using the stool as a dress dummy. Finally, all three ruffles were sewn in place.
The first pop of color in my loft, and my color bug symptoms began to disappear.
Amazing what a little color will do to lift your spirits and make you feel better. In no time at all I was back to my old self.
Fortunately, I might be feeling a slight relapse coming on today, and I'm hoping a second dose of colorful fabric will help. But first, I have to consult Pinterest on the proper way to apply it.
Thanks for coming today, and watch out for that Color Bug. It just might be catching!
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