Friday, June 15, 2012

Cheap chic

Last week I ordered Target's Modern Stool with a bit of trepidation. I had promised myself I would not but any more cheap furniture but The desire for an X-bench of sorts won out. It was $54 but with my Redcard discount and free shipping it was less than $44.

I pleased to find that it was not completely crappy but the pale blue velvet, while not awful, was not how I intended to leave it.

I decided to use one of my Le Lac scraps to cover the cushion.

Keeping the buttons wasn't going to happen. 

I played with the place ment of the fabric before I started stapling. As a side note, the iconic Brunschwig fabric Le Lac is lightwieght and not meant for upholstery. This little bench won't see daily use as a seat so the light fabric is fine.

The rest was super easy. I just stapled along opposite edges pulling tight but too tight.

I folded under the edges for extra strength.

Since I am the world's most impatient person, I made a folded corner as opposed to sewing it.

 The entire project took me less than 30 minutes. The only thing I do not like is the rubber foot cover/floor protector thingys. They give it an institutional feel. I plan on replacing them with something better.
I am pleased overall with the bench and for $50 total cost it is cheap chic.


My Crafty Home Life said...

You did a great job! It is so happy.

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

It looks amazing for $50!

Nancy said...

Hmmm, you've got me! I have x bench envy, too, and that one looks like one I might be able to use with maybe an ostrich leather or something on it. Yours turned out great. Good job Kerry!
xo Nancy

Kris said...

I love Brunschwig and Fils fabric. I recently purchased some and made table runners with it.

I think you did a fantastic did your corners just like I do! :)

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

Kerry -- Looks GREAT. Question for you -- how tall would you say these things are? Considering a pair of them underneath my glass coffee table.. but not sure if they are too tall

The Pink Pagoda said...

This looks great, Kerry! You are one productive lady!!

Karena said...

Kerry the stool looks great, love the Le Lac Fabric!!

Art by Karena