A Fun Find and a Simple Little Re-Do...

Lately, I've been working out in the porch, getting it ready for summer visitors, family dinners, and naps...LOTS of naps.  For several years, I have decorated it with red, white, and blue...which I love...but this year we wanted more of a neutral farmhouse style.  One of the easiest ways to get the look, is using lots of pillow covers and shams that I have found out thrifting and garage sales.  I found a few at IKEA, too.

Today, I found this wicker footstool at the thrift store...


While I love the fabric print, it isn't the neutral tone we are going for...


The wicker stool has a great look...I debated painting it, but decided I liked it as is...


At the next thrift store stop, I found this Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic pillow sham...



The cushion fit perfectly, giving me the look I wanted, without damaging the cushion...just in case I want to use the other fabric in the future...


It makes a great footstool, with a washable cover...and extra seating, too!



Thank you for all of your kind comments about the cabinet I shared in my last post...you are right...it was my find of the year!

I am joining~


Until next time...

36 comments

  1. Linda-What a perfect piece to find! It is in great condition and I love that the RA sham fit it so perfectly. AND I really like the fabric that came on it, too. GREAT find!!! xo Diana

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  2. Wow, love the sham you found, Linda! I never find nice linens like that at the thrift store. This looks like a comfy cozy area already. I am ready and willing to nap test it for you! : )

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  3. That looks so nice and I can see your cabinet in the background, looks like a nice comfy room!

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  4. Oh wow! that wicker foot stool looks great now. so glad you found it...and the sham! Looks like a nice place to relax for sure!
    Pat

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  5. I love how that pillow case transformed the foot stool. It looks great now! Very pretty!

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  6. Now I don't know which cushion I like best!
    The footstool was a great find, Linda.

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  7. How perfect! You have been finding some great stuff lately! Mimi

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  8. Wow that is a great stool Linda. Love the shabby chic white cover for the cushion. Great find.
    Kris

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  9. So glad you up north folks are finally getting great weather! I love Ikea and the racheal ashwell cushion was and amazing find!

    Carol

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  10. I really like the footstool and the white pillow case, it looks very pretty and gives, as you say, an extra seat. Love the white fresh country look, Summery and airy :) Pam xx

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  11. I can't believe that pillow sham fits the cushion perfectly! The bench looks like a perfect mate to your wicker love seat! Your sunporch looks like the perfect spot for an afternoon nap.

    I found 2 cute old farm chairs at the thrift store for $2.99 each yesterday!

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  12. Fantastic thrifting - you just never know what great things you might find. The little rattan/wicker stool and the sham are both great finds - congrats!!!

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  13. don't you just love when you find things that belong together?? meant to be!! :)

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  14. Good example of putting two and two together to get one great look. Yeah, I'm bad at math, but you know what I mean.

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  15. Linda, I love your cover. It makes that little piece fit right in. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  16. Oh so beautiful and the perfect fit. Love it!

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  17. Your settee/couch/sofa looks like the perfect place for a nap. Now it's even more comfy with the footstool. It's good to shake it up on the porch every once in a while. I know I tend to get in a rut!

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  18. So nice. A perfect fit . . . for the pillow AND the pretty porch.

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  19. Your stool looks great and the cover is sooo pretty!

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  20. What a clever solution and then you can was the cover, too! I love how inviting the porch looks.

    Hugs, Dianne

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  21. It is beautiful, dear LindA,
    I love the old fabric too, but can see that this sweet new one goes better with the other wicker sofa.
    So lucky it just fitted perfectly !!
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  22. Ahh that is SO pretty and useful too :)

    Karen x

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  23. I love it that you found both pieces at thrifts! No painting or sewing involved. LOVELY!

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  24. Oh this is so pretty Linda! I'm thinking of using some old quilts or bedspreads on my couch to lighten up the look. I've been looking and looking. For some reason I didn't think about going to the thrift. (Hit me up the side of the head - you know I'm not myself now!). You have provided the inspiration I need for a new look, yet washable. I love that ottoman/footstool. Great idea! Ann

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  25. I'm a fan of your neutral look Linda. And boy did you score bit time at the thrift store, the wicker stool is perfect with that pretty sham. I sure hope you're enjoying your summer on your porch, it looks so cozy!

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  26. Love the wicker stool and the sham looks great on it. Works so well with your other furnishings. I need to look at linens in the Thrifts. Love the ruffles.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

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  27. I have a wicker stool very similar to yours and I found mine at a thrift shop! However, mine doesn't have a cushion. I love the cover you found for your cushion. Isn't it great to find such wonderful things by thrifting?

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  28. Loved visiting your blog today, Linda! So much to see! Your porch will be extra comfy this summer. Enjoy! ♡ Dawn

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  29. It looks perfect, Linda! A great find and a gorgeous redo. Love those ruffles!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  30. Perfect fit and it looks wonderful with your neutral palette. Love the ruffles.

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  31. Catching up from a coffee
    shop while William attends
    boot camp, nearby! I love
    all of your creative touches
    and ideas!!! When can I come
    lemonade on your gorgeous
    porch : ) ??

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  32. Whoops....had more
    to add (hazard of working
    from an iPad)! Hope Liana
    is doing well and can enjoy
    a few more days of calm
    before the little one arrives!

    xo Suzanne

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  33. Oh how I love you wicker pieces! You make them looks so comfy and cozy…I want to take a nap!

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  34. This is one of the best no-work projects ever! Thanks so much for coming to the Thrifty Life Thursday link party at Revisionary Life!

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