Remember the old bar stool I got for £2 from a charity shop? Here it is again to jog your memories. Rather tired and sad looking to say the least. I hummed and ahhed about what to do with it and decided that I really didn't have a use for a bar stool. However......I could find provide the perfect home for a footstool. So it was OFF WITH ITS LEGS, which I achieved using a rather tiny hack saw. As such my arms took several days to recover. But I dare say I did a pretty good job, and thanks to the convenient placement of the bobbly bits on the legs it almost perfectly straight and doesn't wobble, hurrah!
Typically, Mitten instantly thought this was all for her benefit and made herself comfy on it. Though I must agree it is the perfect size for her, see:
I also had to tidy up the base a bit and once that was sorted I got to work on the cushion cover. I used the same colours as I had for my Round Granny Stripe Cushion, and the same technique of adding increases to make the circle grow.
Then once it was large enough to cover the top of the cushion I continued adding rounds of the same number of stiches and then finally a couple of decreasing rounds to hold it underneath. The pattern for the Granny Stripe Round Cusion can be found here on my Crochet Patterns page.Naturally, owing to my general obsession and fascination with hats and headwear I could not resist trying this out for size. Mushroom head.
Playtime over it was time to complete my stool. I pinned the cover on using upholstery tacks and my little pouffe was done.
Isn't it sweet?! From such a grotty old stool that must have spent many an evening propping up folks at the bar, which was then discarded and cast away, to a handy little pouffe on which to put up my feet after a long day. I'm pretty sure it must be very happy to have been given this new lease of life.
And I'm very happy to have it completing my cosy corner.