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Topic: Ugly Stool Turned into Vanity Seat [3 PIX]  (Read 1832 times)
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« on: August 07, 2007 06:39:08 AM »

So my husband got me a cute vanity but it didn't come with a seat. We had a stool that fit great as far as height and everything, except for one thing, it was an ugly stool that didn't match. So i decided to make a cover for it.
Thinking of how to do it took a bit over 2 days to think about. I didnt draft or mock one, i just cut out a circle a bit bigger than the stool seat, folded the fabric around the circle then sewed to get that pleated look.
I didn't have enough fabric for it to touch the floor like i wanted so it looked like the stool was wearing a skirt. I was going to tie a bow with some left over material around the middle of the stool but it didn't look too great. So I thought a bit more and decided to join the corners together for a neater look and this is what i came up with:

ok so the original isn't that ugly but it just didn't match...


Overall i would say it took me 4 Hours to complete, the needle broke because i accidently sewed over a pin holding the fabric. The fabric is pretty thick too, like drapes so it took me some time to troubleshoot those things. I think its Ok and i see where i would make improvements next time.
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007 08:49:01 AM »

I would love to see the whole vanity in action. The seat looks great - the fabric reminds me of the 1940s.

« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007 11:55:21 AM »

Beautiful! I'd also like to see the vanity!
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