This was one of the items I got from the house that Jim inherited. It is officially sold now, and this was one of the things left behind when we went in to clean it out (and that is a stroke-inducing story for another day… which may never come… steam is still coming out of my ears…)
Anyways, it is a vintage sewing storage stool that I presume belonged to his friend’s mom - there are still some spools of thread and tools in there. The vinyl is obviously breaking apart on the top, but the foam, structure, hinges, legs, and insides are still good.
The thing is… I am stuck on what to do with it - I was thinking of a basic re-covering of it using a durable fabric in a fun print or two to match my craft room - like a floral print in teal blue on the base and something with butterflies or dragonflies on the top, maybe with some silver or brass nailhead detailing.
Boring… but would work… maybe add a bit more foam on the top so I can rest my tootsies on it…
OR - and this is starting to appeal to me more… do a mixed media collage along the base - like what I did with this tissue box.
Then, I could continue the collage to the top surface… or upholster it in a coordinating fabric (either paint/print my own on artist canvas or find something that works) - again, to rest my tender tootsies… what to do??? What to do???