DIY bar stool makeover
Assalamu’alaikum, heya peoples. I won’t be writing much in this entry (because I don’t feel like it & because this entry does not need too many words), so the pictures shall explain! The project was my mum’s, I just helped
make things more complicated here and there. This was done in a weekend(ish), some weeks ago. I just haven’t had any spare time (for realz. Like being-in-the-office-all-day-till-nighttime-on-Saturday-and-Sunday kind of for realz. ) to arrange these pictures and stuff.
This is the final before/after. (I know, I'm such a spoiler! ) I would like to think it is an improvement.
Close-up of the uh, cat issues on the existing fake leather upholstery.
Disassembling the armrest piece (Allen key to the rescue! My mum didn't even know that it was possible to separate the arms from the seat. I insisted on trying.) We also discovered that the black tube had a zipper for easy removal.
The armrest cover we made was just a very long tube with open ends. After turning it right side out, I fed the cover till they formed ruffles. Without the ruffles, the arms looked plain and a bit flat, like just sleeves.
This is the seat cover. I had quilt batting so we cut a circle to the seat size, then pinned and basted (read: jelujur in BM ) the fabric to the batting.
Heh. The quilting pins formed a cool radial pattern, I bet it would function just fine if this was the finished seat. Bit sharp, maybe.
Picture of Larry folding his paws because Larry lives in the kitchen.
Finished basting the seat piece. Hand-stitching is never a favourite task, but it's quite necessary.
The fabric pattern was of flowers, but because we didn't do all of the lines, the quilting looked like butterflies instead. My mum sewed a casing (kinda like a "waistband" or a hem) all around the circle so we could feed in elastic and then tie the ends together.
Oh, this is my brother with the seat cover (looks like a PhD hat!), and the stool with the arms attached. We discovered (the hard way ) that the arms had to be attached before the seat cover.
I'm not sure you can see anything besides the redness, but my fingers were very sore. I think we took over an hour just to attach the arms back. Very awkward alignment and hole issues...
Ze finished products! Did I even mention there were two stools? There are two stools.
And I stole one of them to go with my new desk-shelf thingy in my room. The desk-shelf thingy still rests on a stack of books and a stack of shoeboxes. We figured we needed a more powerful drill ...
End. I have this terrible stomachache, I thought it might be from yesterday’s tea (I cannot drink tea, it always gives me stomachaches. But if somebody has already poured you a cup, as a guest I can’t not drink it, no? ), but maybe it’s something else I ate today. Hmm.
Anyhow. Hope everyone’s well and happy, inshaAllah. Ttylaterz.