Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cover your eyes! Another Union Jack!

I think I confessed to this obsession early on. I am totally enamored of the Union Jack. (Did I hear someone say "duh"?)

A couple years ago when I lost my hair to chemo, I had an etsy artist make me a cotton headscarf using my favorite image - a watercolor style Union Jack. Lately I've been pondering how to repurpose it. I tried to use it on a vanity bench but I wasn't loving the bench's style. Then I remembered I had this little hooked rug stool, and I thought, hmmmmm.

Easy as pie! I painted the legs brown and sanded them back to show the original metallic gold. I added some foam because the seat was a little hard. To give the scarf more body I applied an iron-on interfacing. It turned out just right.

I attached the fabric to the stool and used jute for the trim and that was that. While I was working I watched a couple episodes of Nate Berkus. :-)

The colors in the scarf are rich and varied. They range from plum to aqua to olive to chocolate and back again.

Finished. All in all, a very pleasant afternoon! And I have another piece of Union Jack furniture. yay

Linking to these creative folks. Go see what they are doing!
somewhat simple
crafty scrappy happy 
my 1929 charmer


  1. This came out awesome! What a great idea. :)

  2. this turned out so great, what a transformation!

  3. The stool looks fantastic!
    Great blog!!

  4. What a great way to repurpose your scarf. It looks quite lovely on your stool. Are you as disappointed as I am that Nate has been cancelled, UGH! I love his show. Where will be get some of our ideas. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best.