Saturday, April 28, 2012

Something Different.

Today I decided to 'alter' a little footstool that I found in one of the charity shops. I liked the shape but not the colour. It was old fashioned and covered in a dull floral tapestry material. I wanted to jazz it up to fit in with my new furniture. 

I forgot to take a before photo so this is one very similar from Google world.

I prised off the padded bit on the top, the tapestry was attached by staples which were fun to remove .

You can see what I mean about it being a bit dated !
I rubbed the stool down and started the painting process. In the end it took 4 coats to cover up the awful dark colour. Last week I spotted a really pretty floral tea towel in Matalan and I knew straight away it would be perfect for my stool. So after finishing the painting, I covered the top with my pretty tea towel and transformed the stool in a much prettier object!!

I am really pleased with the final object, I have added up the cost and as I was able to use a couple of match pots for the paint, a tea towel for the material and the original box, it came to £3.40 Bargain!!!

This weekend so far has been a wash out, nothing but constant torrential rain. the garden is awash with water and lots of the roads resemble duck ponds. I now realise that the weather can play its part in how you feel. I feel very peed off !!!!

On a very positive note Mum has been going to the Spire Hospital in Bushey for physio. The NHS have not provided very much assistance once she left the Herts and Essex and she has had to muddle through herself. She has a couple of ambitions, one is to be able to get back into bed by herself and the second is to walk with just her sticks and not with the zimmer frame. So after two weeks at Spire they have got things going and they have suggested a home private physio, the lady came around for the first time yesterday. She has decided on a plan of action and hopes that Mum will be a lot more mobile at the end of it. So yesterday for the first time since December 2010 Mum walked using just her walking sticks fantastic progress !!! She even managed a fair distance walking from her chair to the front door and back . We are all very proud of her achievement. 


suebaru said...

Fab news that your mum is doing so well :) And yes, the weather is pants, my mood is getting worse by the day!

Jenn Jilks said...

What a great project! I love ones like this.
Our wetland is down by about half. We could use your rain on this side of the pond.
Take care of mum.
Greetings from Cottage Country!