18 August 2010
I share creating space in the office that adjoins the living area in our home. We took the backing off the desk, and my machine sits opposite the laptop most of the time. I used the piano bench to sit and sew, because moving around the desk chair was not always amenable. My baby loved the piano bench because I'd sit on it sideways and there was plenty of room for her to climb up and hang on my neck, monkey style, to watch me sew.
That's all a thing of the past, now. I have my own little chair. She arrived looking a little worn and very dark.
Thanks to a few cans of white spray paint and a very sore thumb, she looks like this:
To get her to this height of beauty, I spray painted her white without any primer. It took several coats. Then I sanded the edges so you could see some dark peeking through.
There were those cool grooves that were crying out for some color, so I pulled out the same paint I used in my laundry room and added some accents of aqua.
I also made the chair pad. If you'd like to see how I did it, I'll throw together a basic tutorial for you. I repurposed the old mattress for my girls' doll crib with some extra padding, then made a cover with turquoise piping and long ties for a dramatic bow.
Isn't she fun? I have been so happy to have my own chair, finally, and my older daughter doesn't have to worry about me taking the piano bench anymore.
Linking up to Someday Crafts, Creation Corner, Tatertots and Jello, Along for the Ride, and Be Different...Act Normal, and C.R.A.F.T.
Featured on Creation Corner.
Submitted to the CSI Turquoise challenge.
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