Garage Sale again this weekend! I love my garage sales (click here to see other projects from garage sales).
I have been thinking of finding a step stool to help my “littlie” (16 month old) wash his hands at the kitchen sink.
I found just the perfect thing!
That little white tag in the right corner says $5.00!
Yup! Just $5.00.
And it does this too!!!!
I luv my new stool! Kiss kiss. Hug hug.
All other projects went on hold. I had to fix it up.
Taking it apart was the first step. Then primer and paint. I wanted chrome paint. I sprayed the stool with grey primer, then searched all over the Gold Coast looking for liquid chrome paint. Finally:
Now, while the paint is drying, I can re-upholster the seat.
I had to take the old cover off.
Then I removed the leftover staples from the wood.
The cushion, cover and base looked like this:
So, I decided to cut a new cushion from a leftover piece I had.
I cut it using the board as a template. I measured the board and added 1/2” seam allowance on all sides.
I used these measurements to cut my top and bottom pieces of fabric.
Then I measured the cushion and board to find out the depth.
This is where I had to make a decision. I have chosen striped fabric. Which way to put the stripes on the side of the cushion? Hmm…Up and down.
I cut the side pieces for the cushion cover using the measurements I had taken and keeping seam allowances in mind.
I serged the sides of the “side” pieces together to make a complete rectangle. Then I serged the “side” pieces to the top piece of fabric. I made sure to serge within my 1/2 seam allowance.
I ironed the serged seams toward the top piece of fabric.
Then I covered the cushion with batting. (I know the original stool didn’t come this way, but I always use batting on cushions)
I placed the cover over the top of the stool.
The spray adhesive will help secure the bottom piece of fabric to the wood.
Around edges, I folded under the serged seam and stapled making sure the cover was properly centered on the cushion.
Then I reattached the cushion to the stool.
I love the way it turned out. I realize stripes are difficult to work with; but I love the fabric and I will be re-upholstering it again soon.
Why? I’m not the only one who loves this newest addition to our home….
When I asked my littlie if he liked it he replied;
“ Uh huh” (that’s baby for yes.)
Have you been to any garage sales lately?
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