One of her last posts was about a stool she recovered and reminded me of a sewing box I recovered last year for Alison's room, we keep her shoes in it. My little box didn't have any fancy-ness to it, just some cute fabric. Then after seeing her stool I remembered that I had just bought some pink pompom fringe! I got my staple gun out and fancied it up! I really wish I had a before picture, because this thing was BAD. It was covered in some dirty old green calico with some sort of lace hem tape around it. Blech. But I can't really complain, I got it for free through Freecycle. And now look - she's like Cinderella after her visit from the fairy godmother!
It's amazing what a little fringe and some staple gun action can do. I was going to title this post Staple Gun Love, but maybe I'll save that for another time. Let me just saw how happy I was the day I went and bought my own staple gun. It's not the cool old red Swingline of my youth, but it's come in very handy! (mom, do you still have that old gun?)