I have no idea what happened to the before pic :( but it wasn't anything fabulous. The wood was in good shape, I just needed to recover the cushion with some new fabric. Once I took the old fabric off, I noticed the cushion was in good shape so I just added a new layer of batting, for a bit more cush. Once again, I have no idea where the pics are!!! It's pretty easy though :)
I wanted the stool to be as boring looking to Bucket as possible. I didn't want him to think it was a new toy, but I still wanted it to be cohesive with the decor in the house ... I went through my fabric and settled on burlap. What kid thinks burlap is cool? It's unfortunate really, because this momma LOVES it!!!
I laid it out under the cushion and cut it about 3 inches wider all the way around. Then I found the center and marked it with a pin.
I made the cover using the same technique I used for my silhouette pillows, click here to check it out!!! I used some scrap duck cloth and cut it down to size then pressed under the edges to give a nice clean seam.
Using my Cricut and SCAL I cut out "TIME OUT" using freezer paper. Then I adhered the paper to the duck cloth ***directions are on the box*** then I used a stencil brush and brown paint. Once the paint was dry I centered the duck cloth over the center (make sure to remove the pin) and then sewed it on using a 1/4" seam allowance on all four sides.
I used my staple gun to attach the burlap to the cushion, reattached it and VOILA!!! Super easy and FREE!!!
And in case you were wondering, I haven't used it yet, and I'm not sure when I will. I know he is probably still a bit too young to start the whole time out thing, I don't know, maybe he isn't. What are your feelings/suggestions about it?
Once again, sorry for the lack of pics ... I am clueless as to where they disappeared too ... Let me know if you have any questions!!!
P.S. Meg, over at A Little Knick Knack, is hosting her first ever linky party, Everything But The Kitchen Sink!!! I'm linking up over there, and you should all go over there and show her some love!!!