Wednesday, February 3, 2010

~White Wednesday ~ Cover Up~

~This post is dedicated to, benches and footstools~

I've shown my bedroom curtains before, but under the window is an antique chest (which was my first antique I ever purchased) which holds my treasured memories.  The chest is in really bad shape, and I thought I would make a cover with the white linen, but I had a brain blast last weekend.  I used a piece of a gathered linen bedskirt which I disassembled and actually used thumb tacks to adhere it to the base of the chest.  I then just put a linen 'holds everything' piece that I store my extra pillows in (usually under the bed).  I'm pretty happy with the end result....especially since it took all of 15 minutes!

I used the remainder of the bedskirt to redo my ugly footstool (used hot glue on this project), and just laid my vintage grain sack over the top!

I'm sure I'll be making  different coverings for the top as well!

This bench was a curbside find from an old garden set.  The top had been covered with multiple layers of vinyl flooring which was impossible to remove it all.  I solved the problem by covering the top with an old linen shower curtain.

This was a curtain I made from a vintage damask tablecloth and linen from my old house. I cut it into and used half for my shower curtain and the other is a window covering.

~The Kitchen Window~

~Shutters cover the window in the bathroom~

~Vintage shutters in my office/studio~

Well, I've had fun with this post...hope you've enjoyed it.  There's  more great White Wednesday participants which can be found by visiting our hostess Kathleen  at Faded Charm.  This is her 33rd WW Post!


  1. Susie, I love that post. I was going to choose which was my fav............but I can't they are all wonderful.
    smiles, alice

  2. Susie,
    I love your wonderfully simple chic coverings. Linen, hemp, burlap all favs. Your vintage grainsack is awesome! Lisa

  3. Love the hooks above the favorite!

  4. Great cover up ideas. I love how your footstool and bench turned out. I so enjoy seeing photos ofyour home. It is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Beautiful shutters! And lovely linen :)
    Thanks for your comment on my blog!


  6. What a lot of great ideas! My favorite is the chest you covered. It looks great!

    Also, I finally posted a "Thank You" for "The Susie Book" on my blog. I waited until I could give it to Pastor Susie... she loved it! Thank you so much for giving me the chance to pass it on to her!

    Nita Jo

  7. So many great ideas! The footstool is fabulous, but I just love, love, love old weather beaten shutters - anywhere! What a great post- thanks for the inspiration! Theresa

  8. S, what a great post and how to repurpose what you have. You are the queen of green! or white or neutral, ha ha.

  9. Hi Susie! The chest looks so good w/ the ruffle and grainsack top!! I also really like the kitchen window curtains. And the bathroom shutters! OK, well, it all looks fabulous!

    How's the slipcovering going on the chair & stuff?


  10. Don't you just love those brain blasts! I get those occasionally:)) haha
    Great job on everything Susie.

  11. Love the idea of using the old linen shower curtain!


  12. My goodness, these all look great!

  13. Really nice covers for the chest and footstool. I love the fabrics you used!!!

  14. I love the idea and look of those shutters on the inside as window treatments. I am now on the lookout for some for my house!


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