My mom never threw anything away. No, seriously, I recently found a box of 45 remote controls in a closet. Like obviously the devices they belonged to were long gone, so why would you save all of the remotes?!? Anyway, I digress…
Being raised by a woman of this mentality forced me in the other direction– I am a purger by all means. However, when I go to throw away a huge box of junk, this little voice pops in my head…could you save that? Could it be useful down the line? So ensues a mental tug of war that usually ends with me throwing half the stuff away and storing the rest in the basement.
I’ve been working on a craft room office for myself, and have realized that “craft room/office” stuff is freaking expensive! Thanks to my mom’s hoarding compulsion and Pinterest, I’ve been able to furnish and decorate it for pennies! Today I found an old stool in the basement and within an hour (plus drying time) I transformed it into a work of functional art that would be $29.99 on retail sites.
- Cotton batting that comes in sheets ($2.50 for large bag)
- A square of fabric 2 inches larger than surface of stool ($1.49 at craft store)
- Hot glue
The stool before: ugly, drab and hazardous
First attach the cotton batting. I got a relatively thin kind, and put two layers together. The stool I used has a squarish seat, so I cut a square slightly larger than the surface. Then I just started hot gluing it around the bottom, pulling tightly as the sides got glued down.
I painted the legs white (in hindsight I should have done that first, but it took me a while to decide on my color palette.
Ta da! Easy, quick and thrifty…my mom would be proud 🙂
Have a wonderful rainy crafternoon!