What do you get when you mix leftover porch spindles, plywood, a Sharpie, fabric and a thrift store throw pillow?

June 20th, 2011 in member junk     
gamecockchic gamecockchic, member
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The finished product.
Old plywood and leftover porch spindles.
See, it still needed a little something.  Bring out the Sharpie!
The finished product.

The finished product.


After seeing the tuffet made by Painting Is My Passion, I knew I wanted to make one too out of what I could find in our shop.  Cut 2 porch spindles in half for the legs, mitered @ 10° so they'd sit flush against the floor but be angled for more stability.  For the padding on top of the stool, I used a thrift shop throw pillow.  They're always $1 or less at our local thrift shops, you can throw them right in the washing machine and I can almost always find just about any shape or size.  I used the same fabric I used on my desk chair to tie it in to my family room since that's where the desk is.  (I can't let the 15 year old have too much privacy with the computer, ya know?)


Pattern or design used: Tuffet for chair by paintingismypassion
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Comments (3)

junkermidge writes: How very fun! And so resourceful! Great job.
Midge Posted: 1:50 pm on June 26th
junkermidge writes: How very fun! And so resourceful! Great job.
Midge Posted: 1:50 pm on June 26th
sandyrae writes: love the fabric and the squiggles was a great touch! Posted: 1:36 pm on June 21st
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