I saw this dress in a charity shop and fell in love with the embroidered pattern. I bought it for £3.25 but when I tried it on it was too short (no-one needs to see my knees). Normally I would re-donate but this time I was desperate to hold onto it for the fabric. Then I had this brainwave – I could cover this old footstool that was gathering dust in my office.
My dad was an upholsterer so luckily I have inherited a whole load of upholstery tacks. All I needed to do was cut up the dress and tack it on to the foot stool pad. Et voila! A pretty boho stool for my living room!
It really is worth charity shopping with an open mind as you never know what you might end up with.