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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

KIDS CHAIR TO STYLING STOOL - UPCYCLE

HAPPY NEW YEAR PEEPS!!

I hope everyone reading has ushered in the New Year as they wanted to??? We had a quiet one, with just the 3 of us and a little party food. Just the way we like it.

I spend time every New Year's thinking about what it is that I want from the coming year and also taking the time to reflect on what I've done this past year. I write in a journal so it's a little bit easier to go back and re-read your year's determinations and "cross things off" as they're completed. I highly recommend writing one or a least keeping some sort of record of your goals / determinations for your life.

So yesterday, I was going over my determinations for 2012. On the 9th of January, I wrote:

"STOP PROCRASTINATING"

"AND WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T"

The seed of this blog was planted at that very moment.....I didn't manage to actually do anything with it until June but nonetheless, I had the original tiny little thought, back in January last year. How cool is that?!?!?! Look at this blog now! I have 30 posts, followers, beautiful comments and content that I am proud of. By the way, I've just started my Facebook page. I would love and appreciate it if you could "like" it at some point in your travels?? *thanks* 

On that note; I have been battling with my procrastination nature for years. I have these great big ideas but "I'll do it tomorrow" creeps in and next thing you know, it's put off. NOT THIS YEAR!! I sit every night in the living room, in front of the TV and to my left is the coffee table. Theo has a little chair in the shape of pencils that he has been using in the living room for as long as I can remember. Slowly but surely, he's outgrowing it and it's now gotten to the point that he can't even put his legs under the coffee table. Time for a change, right? Well, yeah, I've been meaning/wanting to do something about it for ages. Never actually doing anything though. Tomorrow, I'll do it.....yeah right.

No more procrastinating!!!

I got off my backside and did something about it! Wanna see???

This is what I started with:

It's cute and all but its served it's purpose and doesn't really suit a 6 year old any more.

First, I dismantled the back, then unscrewed the legs, shortened them and put floor saver fuzzy feet on them.


Then, I took the only thing I could find for padding (my old memory foam pillow). Cut it down to size and then positioned it on the base.


Last year, I found this fabric in a store. It was in the remnants section and cost me next to nothing. It matches my couches perfectly!!! *yay*


With my trusty staple gun by my side, I stapled the fabric into place.



I didn't want the little pencil feet sticking out so I decided to make little "leg warmers" :-)







So, this is officially my first project for 2013. I'm glad that this project is finally done. I think the boys liked it too.




19 comments:

  1. Wow! What a fun idea. Never would have thought of that. Looks comfy.

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  2. hi. i'm following the "GFC" blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.
    http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

    thanks
    new follower bev

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  3. Cute bench and I love the leg-warmer idea! I now know what to do with my memory foam pillow. Hahah. I hope 2013 brings only happiness for you and your cute family! XOX

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  4. This is such a cute idea. I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, UPcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.

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    1. Hi Rachel, thanks!! Really appreciate it ;-)

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  5. Please share your projects at www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

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  6. Awesome upgrade, I love the fabric you used, too! Thanks for linking up at printabelle!

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  7. Great transformation, love the black & white fabric!
    Olga
    www.stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.com

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  8. You are so creative. I love this!! :)

    I just found your cute blog through the Blog Hop. So happy I did!! Excited to read more and follow along!
    Now following you via GFC :)

    XO

    Erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

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  9. wow, that turned out wonderful. One would never guess that was a kids table! Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.
    Steph
    swtboutqiue.com

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  10. You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Stop by and grab a Featured Button from the button box. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome ideas!

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  11. that is so creative. Happy New Year wishes and thank you for sharing at the hop. I hope you will stop by again soon. I posted the new giveaway! xo

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  12. Wow! What a difference! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again today. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  13. Great makeover! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  14. What an awesome job you did! Thanks for sharing : ) Hope to see you again SOON! : ) hugs...

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  15. I love your creativity! Nominated you for a Liebster Award. Details here if you wish to participate http://renewedprojects.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-award-nomination.html
    Audra @ Renewed Projects

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  16. Featuring you and this project at tomorrow's Sunday FUNday party :) LOVE the fabric! Thanks for linkin up looking forward to seeing more of your projects!

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