Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Adding a little Cheetah print to a footstool

Hey friends I'm back...I can't believe it's been 3 months since I last posted!! I really missed everyone! I was on a much needed break, I started to feel burned out and I felt like I wasn't giving my family 100%...can't have that now! 
I can't THANK YOU guys enough for all the sweet e-mails you've sent me checking up to see if everything was ok, that really touched me!  
I also got myself back in shape again...I've been walking 3 miles a day and feel great! I'm not going to let that change. OK enough of my blabbering...let's take a look at this quick and easy makeover!
Here's the before... I gave it this look a few years ago.
Love this fabric, I bought it at Hobby Lobby.
Didn't even need to whip out a paint brush, just used my sanding block and gave it that worn look.

 See my new grain sack pillow, it was made for me by my friend Ann Sutton Place Designs
it goes perfect with this chair. Ann made me more new pillows for this room that I'll be showing you guys soon.

And here is the newest addition to our family...meet Neena! She's going to be 5 months old! We adopted her in May from North Shore Animal League in Long Island, NY.
She's a sweetie, we love her to pieces! I'll do a full post on her soon.
She's finishing up her bone in this pic.
It feels so good to be back!! 

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47 comments:

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Welcome back, sometimes a break is needed!

S said...

Welcome back. The redo and the pup are both great.

Deserae said...

Welcome back Martina! Glad you took a well deserved break and took some time for yourself :o) The little stool looks great with the chair....so cute! Your new little fur baby is such a cutie pie too!
~Des

Patty Sumner said...

Welcome back Martina! The stool is gorgeous. You are so right to take the break and give full attention to you family even though I missed all your wonderful redo's and posts. Blessings!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It was so good to see your post today, Martina! I was just thinking about you this morning, too, wondering if the kids go back to school soon and you'd be back. : ) Love this little footstool. They are so great for makeovers like this. I changed one I had by repainting the base last week. A subtle change but enough for me to notice.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. We really missed you. Congratulations on the new puppy and the stool is fabulous.

Barbara said...

Martina...yeah you are back with all of your fabulous decorating ideas!!! Love the cheetah print, so unexpected but perfect for your chair! Love the grain sack pillow too.

Thrilled to see this post and glad to know that you are well rested and feeling great!!!
Wishing you a wonderful week!
XO Barbara

Diane said...

Welcome back Martina...was missing you! Sometimes a break is all you need.

Love the new look of your foot stool.
Hugs, Diane

Kelly said...

So glad to have you back! Since you post a lot, I bet a break felt wonderful. Love the stool makeover. That fabric looks great with the weathered legs on the stool.

Becca said...

Welcome back, friend ... we missed you! I love your revamped stool, which you aged to perfection! Neena is precious ... what a lucky little lady!

Leslie Harris said...

Welcome back Martina, you've been missed my friend! So glad you had a nice break.
Love the touch of cheetah too!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

I'm so glad you're back!! You have been missed!
Love your footstool make-over...very fun!!

The Refeathered Roost said...

What a great transformation, Martina. It's beautiful! So happy you adopted that sweetie!

chateau chic said...

Hi Martina,
Glad to have you back, but sure understand the need for a break.
Your little stool is adorable and is such a great accent with your Frenchy chair!
Mary Alice

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yay, so glad you are back and good for you taking some time and getting in shape. I need to get back to walking too.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, and I love the stool!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Martina, what a cute stool! I did a leopard print fabric on our piano bench and love it! I was away for three months, too! Sometimes, it's just necessary. I'm looking forward to your next posts!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that's wonderful! welcome back to blogland. Glad you took time off for yourself and your family. What a sweet dog you got

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Welcome back. Really like the foot stool - it looks great.
Also like your new addition. I have two adopted dogs and they are the best.
Enjoy your baby.
Mary

Suzanne said...

So HAPPY to see you, Martina. The stool is adorable, and the pup is precious!

Dawn said...

Glad to have you back:) The animal print is so in right now. It is predicted to be a big hit this fall so you made the right design choice. My blog has moved so you many need to delete me and re add me to your blog roll to get updated posts.
Dawn
CreativeCainCabin.com the URL didn't change but you will need to update.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

So so happy you are back Martina!!! You home and your little makeovers are just perfection! Welcome back! We are so so happy to see you!

Anne said...

Omigosh - what a sweetheart!!!! You must be so enjoying the puppy days :)

So glad you're back! and such a cute project too (although I do love it both ways).

Thank you for being such an inspiration - love your projects!

xox

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I missed you! Love your stool...thank you for the shout-out...and I'm so happy you have a new puppy! What a fun welcome-back post. Glad you're back!

Judy K said...

Welcome back! I was so happy to see your post on my sideboard. Great makeover.

Katie Clooney said...

Welcome Back!!! You were missed!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Welcome back! Love your cheetah footstool!

Bliss said...

Welcome back. And I'm clapping for you with the walking and feeling good. Bonus of being MIA.
Bliss

20 North Ora said...

Sounds like you've been busy while you've been away! The footstool is darling in that cheetah print.

Love Neena. She looks so sweet. Rescued dogs are so appreciative of love and a good home. Our Bella is a rescue dog also!

Glad to have you back.

Judy

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Welcome back Martina!!! We have all missed you...good for you for getting in shape...I need to do the same (thanks for inspiring me). Darling little stool.

Blessings,
Linda

Carol said...

It's nice to have you back, Martina! I know we all, or at least most of us, need a break once in a awhile. Love that stool makeover!

Debbiedoos said...

So great to see you! I am so happy you are getting back to shape and feeling good. Something I am working on too.

Anne said...

Yipee so happy to see your back! Oh yes I totally understand sometime you need to step away to what is most important and family always comes first in my book!
xx
Anne

Ron said...

Glad you are back, Martina! I get the break. I have not blogged as much this summer! I am getting a little bored with it. I love your footstool.
Keep up the walking. I know it's great for the heart!
xo

Peggy said...

Glad you are back and kudos for taking the time you needed!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Glad your back Martina. I think everyone should take a break once in a while, I took mine a while ago but I think I'll be doing one once a year from here on in:)I'm still watching the girls, they go back Aug.21 for school so after that I'll be on here more!
Love the stool, so cute!

NanaDiana said...

Welcome back. Your footstool turned out great and Ann did a great job on that grainsack pillow- xo Diana

Cindy said...

Welcome back! Your little stool looks lovely in it's new worn look and cheetah fabric!

Shelia Williamson said...

Martina! Oh, how I've missed you! I'm so glad you're back and doing well! Now that little stool is adorable. I remember when you first covered it - you're just amazing!
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat@BPM said...

I've been watching for your return Martina. So good to see you!

Your newest family member is a doll!

Love the cheetah print.

Becca Diestelkamp-Woodham said...

Love this! Looking for some ideas for my niece. She's all about animal prints right now. Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-3.html

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love your little stool both ways--a bit of animal print is always fun. Love your new adoption! Can't wait to hear more about that sweetie :)!

Pamela said...

It looks fabulous Martina! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Your stool looks wonderful Martina! Such a sweet pup, look forward to hearing more. WELCOME BACK!!!
Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
Blessings,
Cindy

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Wow! I don't know how I missed this post. Have the grand for the summer and haven't had much time on the computer. Cute stool! Nice to have you back!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Welcome back, Martina!! Glad you were able to take some time for your family and YOU! Neena is gorgeous. I bet she likes those 3 mile walks :)

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