Monday, October 31, 2011

Home Goods Convert

I'm sure I'm waaaaay behind everyone else here, but I hadn't been to Home Goods before this weekend. However, I finally managed to make my way to one on Saturday. How had I never been to one before? There is SO MUCH awesome stuff! Le Creuset cookware, adorable cake stands, cute throw pillows, and Christmas decorations galore! Best of all, I found exactly what I wanted: an ultra-cheap footstool to reupholster to go with the new slipper chair in my bedroom.

I found this little gem at my local Home Goods for $22:























$22! I don't think I could even build that for $22. Especially since "building" it would have involved bribing my husband to do it for me. While the footstool looks okay as it is, it doesn't coordinate with my bedroom at all. Plus, the top is kind of grotty looking, and there is a slight rip in one of the seams. But that doesn't matter to me, because I plan to recover it in this fabric:

















I have pillows made out of the same fabric on my bed. I was originally going to make it a tufted footstool, but I haven't decided on that for sure. We'll see how it goes once I get in there.

I had intended to finish the project this weekend, but my aunt had a stroke on Saturday, and I spent most of the weekend in the hospital trying to support my cousins. I learned that people often don't recognize the signs of stroke, and because of this, it is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. If someone exhibits these symptoms, it is very important to call 911 immediately.
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body)
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Time is of the essence when dealing with strokes, so every second counts!

6 comments:

  1. I look forward to seeing the footstool when it is finished! Sorry to hear your aunt had a stroke. Hope she will be ok:)
    ~Anne

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  2. Ooh that footstool is awesome. Such a great price too!

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  3. The footstool looks great! Looking forward to see the finished product!

    I am so sorry about your aunt. I hope she is alright.

    Happy Halloween!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  4. Oh my goodness, I hope your aunt is okay.

    And that footstool will be perfect to reupholster. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  5. Sorry to hear about your aunt. I'm sure your cousins appreciated your support.

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