I’m much better about making things and getting projects done for other people. Somehow if it’s for myself, it takes ages, even when it’s a simple thing.
For a few months now I’ve been perching on the seat of my studio chair which consisted of an unattractive slab of egg crate foam loosely skating around on a random piece of wood that was also loosely skating around on this metal chair frame.
I’ve had this odd chair for almost 20 years. I found it ages ago on the curb in Dallas and have never seen another I’m-pretending-to-look-like-wicker-but-I’m-really-heavy-metal chair like it since. It never had a seat either, so since it’s strange self seemed best suited to be my studio, I put it there.
But I never got around to actually making a finished seat for it. Until now.
So I dug up a fat quarter of my Mineralogy Magic fabric, which had the perfect mint shade to match the chair’s metallic mint tint. I used the foam egg crate my rear end had already become best friends with and decided to stack all of that on top of a perfectly sized wooden base that had a previous life as a small Ikea cupboard door, before my rescuing it from their ‘As Is’ section for a buck or two.
I layered and lined everything up, flipped it all over and staple-gunned my face off, until I could staple no more (or at least until the staples ran out).
It was a bit wonky because I had limited fabric but was hellbent on making it work. So there was a lot of kneeling on and tugging of everything to make it all evenly wrap around properly.
It was an all-of-five-minutes project, so with that in mind, I was very happy with the result.
The best part is I can sit on it without haphazardly toppling off or skating across the room. It’s the small thing that count, no?
My rear end is happy and I’m happy. My crazy strange studio throne is now complete. Yay!