I think I’ve been looking at Pinterest boards too long, because for the last year I’ve wanted a really lightweight, white crinkled shirt that looks totally relaxed and flowing-in-the-breezish. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? Well, I hate shopping for clothes, so believe it or not, my husband buys all mine for me. We are thrift store shoppers, so he’s brought home a few lightweight, white cotton shirts for me. I got super excited when he brought the first one home, but sadly, it looked awful on me and it ended up becoming a clothespin bag that I shared with you HERE.
Fast forward 6 months later, and my husband brought me home another crinkly white shirt. “Yay!”, was immediately followed by “Awww!”, once I tried it on. Once again, the hanger wore it better.
I was disappointed, because this one had an old-fashioned look that I loved. I folded the shirt up, and added it to my stack to donate back to the thrift store. A week or so later, I brought home this little footstool from a yard sale. I like the little hooked rug top, but the fabric that attached it to the stool was getting weak, causing it to tear away from the staples that held it.
I thought about covering it with either a printed burlap bag or some canvas, but I remembered that white shirt, and decided if it couldn’t look good on me, gosh-darn, it would look good on this little stool. I painted the cute little legs bright white with chalk style paint, then fused the shirt to some white fabric, since the shirt is somewhat see-through. I stitched the opening closed along the buttons, so it wouldn’t pull open on the stool, then cut it in a circle and stapled it on the stool.
It gives the footstool an old-fashioned look now that I love. I’m glad it looks good on something!