“Waste not, want not” seems to be a motto rife in our family. Whatever it is, we have a hard time parting with things that “might come in useful” . . . and while we had a good clear out before the move, we still managed to keep some old (quite frankly, fit for the tip) bits and bobs. A couple of things we really should have thrown away, but didn’t were these
and two of these
Pathetic, aren’t they? The first one is a broken swivel chair that used to have a back which did get thrown out at some point. However, I kept the swivel stool part because it’s just the right height for when I’m sitting at my sewing machine. The other stools are those ergonomic do-dads, supposedly to keep a good posture when sitting at a desk. They had both seen better days too, and the black fabric, no matter how much I tried to keep it clean, constantly picked up cat fluff and threads.
Now . . . still on the waste not want not theme . . . I was going through a box of fabrics that MIL had put to one side for me . . . and came across a pair of trousers that were in the fabric box because the bum seam looked like
I have no idea whether MIL was planning on repairing these seams lol and whether they found their way into the fabric box by mistake . . . but they gave me an idea!
Out came scissors and Allen keys, for dismantling . . . and a couple of hours later, here’s what my pathetic stools look like.
and, wait for it . . .put your sunglasses on . . . prepare to be dazzled lol
Re-covering took me a lot longer than anticipated because the staple gun decided not to work, so I ended up having to find another way. Anyway, I am very pleased with my recycling but my favourite piece has to be my “new look” swivel stool! I almost went for something slightly less 70s, but I’m glad I went with my first impulse. I love it ^^