Sunday, 31 July 2011

The Mouseman footstool is nearly finished!

Had an inspiring weekend....so I thought I'd make the most of it and work on the lovely little Mouseman footstool. First of all I removed the old leather seat straps that were broken...


then some old leather had to be aged to match the 90 years of wear and tear...


The new bare strips were cut and woven into place....


and finally, the new straps were antiqued to match the originals....


I'm quite pleased so far, tomorrow the hide feed will have been absorbed into the old leather and I should be able to buff the whole top, then I'll be able to do the final distressing to the new straps.

Why not pop over to Wendy's handmade Monday to see what everyone else has been doing this week?

12 comments:

Anne - Imagination Beads said...

A very impressive result.

Ros Made Me said...

Your stool has brought back many happy memories for me, I remember a strawberry and cream rush version that my brother made in the 1960s at school, it was my seat in our living room.

Susie said...

This is wonderful. I love that there are people still doing this sort of thing, so many people don't bother to have things repaired these days. Wonderful, thank you for sharing this.

Wendy said...

It looks amazing - already there's very little difference between the new and old!

PuppyFly Boutique said...

Lovely to see something so different. It looks fantastic (and really comfy!) Anna x

itsamistry said...

Looks fabulous and it's great to see items are being restored and not just thrown away.

Kazies Magical Designs said...

looks lovely well done on getting to look so authentic xxx

Caroline Nash said...

The finished stall is fantastic, well done

Ali said...

Very impressive work matching the new to the old - an amazing result.

Ali x

Caroline Lovis said...

Your picture really caught my eye. Well done for breathing life into this lovely piece

The Seat Bottomer said...

Thank you everyone, I've finished it now - hooray!

dreamstar said...

All i can say is WOW! How impressive and it's great to read something very different in a blog. Great work well done