Tanya’s project really, really makes me want to grab this craig’s list find. Do you think I can do it? http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/fuo/1651122048.html
Here are her posts:
So here’s what it looked like when I brought it home and tried to convince my husband that this was a good idea… (not sure I was convinced yet at this point)
Jenna and I spent about 3,978 hours one day pulling out every little nail and tack that they had used to hold down the uglies. 47 Bandaids, a tetanus shot, a karate chop to a loose board, and a can of spray paint, and piece of sandpaper, later we were here…
Since I have absolutely no idea what I was doing, this is how I cushioned the bottom seat. I had gotten a piece of foam from Garden Ridge for 6 bucks. Too bad it was too small. So I put a 3 dollar pillow over it. (Isn’t this how all the “professionals” do it!?)
Lots of batting and staples later…
Then to fabric it (this stuff was precut into 3 yds for 6 bucks at Garden Ridge, how amazing is that?!) Here is where my lack of knowledge really shines. I didn’t make a template from the old fabric like I’ve seen done elsewhere in blogville. Because that was disintegrating as we pulled it off. Eww. So I just stretched, tucked, and stapled….alot.
Lucky for me, my cousin was visiting while I’m on my spring break, so I had an extra set of hands. If you want to tackle a project like this, I’d highly suggest a friend, mailman, or strong toddler to help you stretch and hold while someone else staples!
Now its the pretty chair, and my husband children know they are not allowed to be eating anything if they sit on the pretty chair.
So I’ve made mine for a whopping total of $9 dollars!
Granted: I did luck out by already owning the styrofoam ball, oh…and stick
But this is still a pretty cheapo project.
So here’s how we do…
First I started with this