Thrifty Foot Stool
Did you watch the England match? It was looooooong.
If I’m honest though I did get quite into it and when we lost on penalties I almost felt like crying - more for the disappointed fans than anything else.
One good thing to come out of it for me however was a new piece of furniture. Here’s how…
Whilst we were watching the game, C concluded that our sofa really doesn’t accommodate his comfort needs. It’s only a two-seater and he’s really tall so cant lie out on it when his legs get achey. We can’t yet afford a bigger sofa so we’ve got a bean bag chair for him to rest his feet on but it’s not particularly supportive. Fortunately, I’m ok because I rest my legs on him (how convenient).
So after putting up with his moaning for the entire first half I made an executive decision to get/make him a foot stool.
Time for some car boot sale hunting them.
Now, how was I going to jazz it up? I hadn’t thought that far ahead. I knew that I wanted to finish it in time for the next match and I wouldn’t have time to visit any fabric shops so I opted for another lap of the car boot sale, this time searching for material. I found a lime green and white child’s duvet set. Fun and quirky. £3 for stool, £3 for fabric. Not bad.
Back home it was a quick prep to the stool’s legs and body and then a coating of some left over Rust-Oleum Almond Gloss Spray Paint (love this colour) followed by a top coat of Rust-Oluem Clear Gloss Spray. Finally time for a (somewhat botched) covering with the duvet fabric…
I wouldn’t normally fix the fabric with a staple gun – not the most professional of finishes – but I was on a tight schedule and I knew C wouldn’t even notice.
(What a terrible photo though)