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Tuesday, 1 January 2013



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:



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.


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

  2. hi. i'm following the "GFC" blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    new follower bev

  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

  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.

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

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

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

  7. Great transformation, love the black & white fabric!

  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 :)




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

  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!

  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

  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

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

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

  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

  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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