A touch of the Hampton’s at Shabby Art Boutique

Hi everyone. . .  and a special ‘hello’ to all my new followers. I’m so glad you have decided to follow my creative journey at the Shabby Art Boutique.

Today I was inspired to add a French touch to an unfinished project that has been hanging around the studio for awhile now.

Like a lot of other people, I’m hooked on the latest TV hit drama, Revenge. Now I love a good spellbinding plot and watching the antics of the upper society of the Hamptons is also amusing, but there’s another reason I tune in to this show each week. . .  I love to drool over the chic Hampton’s beach style decorating. It’s all relaxed luxury and enduring style, sun bleached wood floors, gorgeous neutral and white colour palette, pale aqua accents. . .

. . .and the there is Victoria Grayson’s chair. . . oh how I adore that chair!

Revenge chair

So with all this admiration going on I fixed my sights on an unfinished project that’s been hanging around the studio for what seems like ages.

French stool 7

I picked this foot stool up for just a few dollars and started a make-over many months ago, when I painted the stained legs white. After that this poor old girl was relegated to the ‘maybe-one-day’ pile and has been waiting their ever since.

Today, fuelled with an idea I set to work removing her ugly outer covering.

Next I measured our a piece of fabric for the new cover. . . actually it was a piece of pre-washed drop cloth. I love the texture of drop cloth after a few washes and the colour was perfect for my Hampton’s inspired foot stool.

Then I got out my collection of French stamps and permanent ink [Stazon – Timber Brown]. . .

add an hour or so of random stamping. . .

then some stretching. . . stapling. . . folding corners. . .

. . . and there you have it

. . . a foot stool that would be right at home in front of Victoria Grayson’s gorgeous chair.

Stamping on fabric opens up lots of new creative opportunities.

Look our ottoman and couch – you could be next!!

I’ll be sharing my Hampton’s inspired foot stool with these link parties this week.

Hugs ~ Kerryanne


  1. oh kerryanne….that is so, so lovely 🙂 thank you for sharing.

  2. Wow ~ I love it, Kerryanne! It is all the more impressive because you stamped it yourself.

  3. Oh my, this is stunning. What a perfect way of revamping that footstool.

    Toni xx

  4. Divine! I have eyed off that chair every episode

  5. Soooo cute!! I have a free foot stool I am planing to recover too…I was planing on covering it withs some sort of faux fur but now I might re-think it!! 🙂
    DenisPS: I pinned it to my Awesome fruniture board…because it is!

  6. cuanta inspiración !!! me encantan tus proyectos 😉

  7. that really turned out nice, would go with her chair, awesome!!!

  8. Your stool is fantastic…. like you I have been just drooling over ‘victoria’s’ chair…. but I think your clever one is just the best….

  9. What a brilliant idea! Could this be termed as a form of extreme beyond the page scrapbooking? I’m noting this down for a future fabric project. Thanks so much for sharing it :).

  10. That is so unique–turned out beautifully and looks like expensive French fabric! Love it!

  11. fabulous darling! Rachael xo

  12. Anne Thompson says:

    I had noticed how gorgeous the chair in revenge was too! This looks fabulous Kerryanne, well done. Anne

  13. You are so clever – Totally love it.

    Hugs – Fee X

  14. Beautiful transformation! What did we do before dropclothes?

  15. I LOVE this technique!!! I, too, like many others have LOVED the chair…and, have gone so far as to try to find a similar fabric online (that didn’t blow the budget). To date I’ve been unsuccessful…Your project turned out beautifully!!!


  16. aha, I found the post about the chair fabric you told me about this afternoon…it is stunning! Must check out that TV programme too 🙂

    xx Karen

  17. Hi, Your blog is lovely.
    I’m following him and I invite you to visit mine: http://hamptonshabbychic.blogspot.com.es/
    Greetings from Spain.

  18. Where can I purchase a chair like that?

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