I thought this organ stool was a lovely little gal when I saw her at a yard sale.
She was $5.
I loved her Victorian Iron legs.
I know some may have really liked her seat cover,
BUT it had to go for me.
I did not like it.
I was picturing her brighter in color.
I painted her with Annie Sloan's Old White.
Waxed her with Fiddes & Sons Clear wax first and then Jacobean on the areas I wanted distressed.
For the seat, I bought a seat cushion form, and I traced the shaped of her seat onto the cushion.
I cut it out with scissors, it was hard to do, and tacked it with some glue so it would stay in place.
I had bought some French linen or muslin--haha I don't know what it is called.
I called it lovely:)
I first tacked one side. Then I tacked the opposite side pulling it to make it tight as I tacked.
I continued this process on the other sides too.
Once she was all tacked, I cut the extra fabric off and got some lacy ribbon.
I hot glued the lace over the tacks.
This really brought out her beauty!
Isn't she lovely!
The dark wax really brought out the design and softened her Victorian legs.