|Selena surveys the raw materials|
but they still seemed very wobbly so we taped them with gaffer tape (much easier and less smelly and messy)
We then balanced the cushion pad on top and swathed the whole thing in a piece of fabric, tying it very tightly around the lid of the top tin. We got so involved in this part of the process that we forgot to take photos, so the next stage I can show you is
|Fixing braid to hide the cord which is holding the fabric in place|
Finally, a matching strip of braid near the base, a lovely circle of suede glued to the bottom, and the stool was ready for use!
|Stool settling into its new surroundings|
It was much more fun doing this project at Funky Junktion rather than at home because materials were available - glue, gaffer tape, suede - which I didn't have, and Selena and Dorota's combined enthusiasm and practical suggestions meant that it turned out well and I FINISHED IT!
Other stuff was going on there too - someone was painting a banner outside, someone else was melting old LPs with a paint stripper and making bowls - and you can see various other projects in some of the photos. If you have your own idea that's fine, if not, just go along and let inspiration strike!
|Elvis Presley's Greatest Hits being reshaped|