Archives for the month of: October, 2012

I measured and made the cover. It was the simplest pattern. I love it!!!!

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Once I had the box I tacked (with a staple gun) the cushion to the top. I then covered with a cheap duvet that I cut out a simple pattern (you can get them from a big superstore basics range – or even Ikea. It worked out cheaper than wadding by the meter).

So, I drill the holes that I need to screw the joints together.

I wanted to get this: The Klippan footstool. I would have bought it, but it was out of stock in the Ikea branch nearest to me.  I found the manual and it looked really simple. I only wanted the frame as I wanted to cover it in an African print.

KLIPPAN Pouffe cover IKEA Easy to keep clean; removable, machine washable cover.

I got rid of some chairs that were really ugly, but held onto the cushions that were really decent quality.  I thought I might do something with them.

So, I went to a large DIY chain and went to the off-cut section. I negotiated buying some MDF for £3. I had measured the cushion beforehand and as they offer 15 free cuts, I had the pieces cut to size.  Here are the pieces and the ugly velour cushion.

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