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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Time-Out Stool

A few weeks ago our ward had a "Swap Meet". Members dropped off stuff they no longer had a need for and you could go and pick up whatever you wanted, FREE OF CHARGE!!! It started at 8:00 am, so I made sure to be there at 8 SHARP!!! I got some pretty good stuff, I will do another post about that later today :), One of my finds was a little wooden stool. As soon as I saw it, I knew what I would use it for.

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!!!

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  1. That's just too cool!! I have a couple teenagers that could have a seat there every now and then! :)

  2. P.S. Supernanny would DROOL over that stool. ;)

  3. love this stool. who knew time out could be so cute :)

  4. I could so use one of these! It is adorable! (I'm sure your kids aren't too happy about it though! :) Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! You totally made my day! And btw, I haven't done the craft night yet, it is next Thurs (the 26th) so if you want to come we would LOVE to have you! Do you live in the salt Lake Valley? I am in Herriman. And also, I think a monthly craft night would be a blast! I love all my new blog buddies, and would love to get to actually meet them!

  5. Wish I had seen this post a few days ago. I saw several great "before" stools at sales earlier this week.
    Thanks for sharing the new link party info.

  6. Ha! This made me laugh! I would need 3 of these because it never fails that my kids are all landing in time out at the same time! This is great, I love it. (Thanks for the love for my little link party! You're the best!)
    P.S. What is DUCK cloth???


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