I have the best friends, I have to say. We moved to my husband’s home town a little over three years ago, and I have been blessed to grow a circle of girl friends that I can laugh and cry with. A few even share my
obsession love for DIY and creating home décor on the cheap, So when Kathryn, one half of the sister duo behind Bee in Our Bonnet, offered me a little desk that her daughters had outgrown, I quickly reorganized my younger daughters’ room to find a place for it and brought it home.
My girls are delighted with their new space to hoard all their treasures gathered from the park, random sidewalks, and their sister’s jewelry box, and I am THRILLED to have those seven new drawers for them to keep all their little things in. Win-win for all of us. I love the knobs Kathryn had on the drawers, as well. My girls were smitten with the zebra-patterned chair, as well, but since this fabric
on their duvet is my jumping-off point for the room, I went in search of a better fit at Hobby Lobby. Half a yard of fabric and my trusty 40% off coupon later (you totally use that on stuff that already costs less than five dollars, right? It’s not just me?) and I was ready to dive right in.
The seat cushion itself popped right off, so it was a simple matter of building an upholstery-sandwich and going to town.
The 24” square of foam did not quite fit the trapezoid-shaped seat, so I used four layers of the thin batting to keep everything even and smooth. Initially I started by stapling the batting to the cushion board, then I added the fabric. My technique was very simple:
To finish the corners, I tried a few different things to get a clean edge, but ended up basically folding the fabric under like you would wrapping a present.
(Let’s just pretend that I was able to hold the fabric down with my hand instead of my foot in that last shot, mkay?)
Ta-dah! The bright coral geometric works perfectly with the more relaxed floral on the bed, and my girls love the extra cushiness on the seat.
Thanks again, Kathryn! We’re loving our new-to-us desk.
Linking up with Miss Mustard Seed. Check out the amazing projects over there!