Early one morning just before sunrise my husband was out walking the dogs with his LED cap light on. As he passes a home, in the driveway he spots a torn/broken upholstered vanity chair left for trash pickup. He decided to give it a second look. “Hmmm”, he thinks, “this looks like solid wood in pretty good condition, I know my wife could probably do something with this”! So with both dogs on leashes in one hand, and a vanity chair in the other hand, he walks at least a mile back home.
I must say I was very surprised by this gesture because my hubby is not a bargain hunter by any means. Me on the other hand…. I’ll shop hours to save a dollar. Although I was not in the market for a new vanity stool, I was most appreciative and took on the challenge of putting her back together.
After all the upholstery and foam was completely removed and stripped down to the wood: Hubby fixed the broken leg, sand and stained the wood base and legs: I purchased foam for the seat cushion and back;
For the cover I wanted fur. Purchased 1 yard of Winter White Luxury Faux Fur from StylishFabric.com: I am so pleased with this faux fur. No shedding, long pile and supper soft.
A special thanks to Kathy from AllAboutVignettes.blogspot.com for referring me to Stylish Fabric. I wanted to make the cushion softer, to sink into when I sit. So I placed a high density feather down pillow on top of the foam cushion, then covered and attached the faux fur. I love how it turned out. Super soft yet sturdy. I’m not one that likes to do upholstery projects, but this was a simple project using an electric staple gun. One other thing I added was this lovely tie back tassel, I enhanced it with a strand of crystal round beads and then attached it between the seat cushion and the back.
For a total of $54.00 for a swivel fur vanity stool with a feather down seat, is not such a bad deal. I may paint the legs a different color. Don’t know yet, I’ll have to live with it for a few more days to decide. Here is the back view:
From trash to treasure. Thanks to hubby ……. I’m sitting pretty!
Thanks for stopping by. Remember it pays to give things a second look, cause ya just never know. 🙂
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Enjoy your week-end!