On an exceedingly wet weekend back at the end of June, I was lucky enough to have an impromptu trip to the Terrigal Vintage and Antiques Fair. A quick wander around and I spotted a cute little stool with drop down steps that needed a tiny bit of love. From the moment I saw it I knew it was for me!
|She has potential!|
My grandparents have a similar stool and I remember spending my childhood climbing up it to pretend answering the telephone. Combined with the recent addition of a 1970's black dial phone from the Bargain Hunt Auctions, the stool makes the perfect addition. There was one exception, the seat was adorned with fuzzy nineties cow hide print. A little bit of my teenage years that I'm not keen on reliving (Rob didn't see anything wrong with it!).
I haven't upholstered before but a flat seat pad seemed to be a good place to start. Finding the right fabric was tricky though. Spotlight and Lincraft don't exactly keep up to date upholstery fabrics. So, it was Ikea to the rescue! The Ikea fabric range is gorgeous, I could have easily come home with a few metres of everything. I chose two fabrics to try and this one was the winner...
The foam and seat timber were in great condition, so it was a matter of simply removing the old fabric and using a staple gun to secure the new fabric in place. The corners were a little tricky but after a bit of research I decided on box corners. The corners took a couple of tries but the result is super cute!
|She looks at home now, but what should her name be?|
She did resemble a walking frame without the cushion, so Esther perhaps?
|I used only a small corner of the fabric pattern to avoid replicating the cow pattern|
|The desk space with a dash of vintage|