School holidays are over, it is nice having a break from the usual school routine but it's nice to get back into it too.
I am finally feeling well enough to get back into my walking and even tried some yoga today, though I might have overdone it starting both on the same day :-)
We had a pretty quiet weekend here making the most of the last few days before school went back resting and just hanging out.
I finally got motivated enough to complete a really little project that I am ashamed to say has been waiting for almost a year.
We bought this cute little footstool from a Second hand store in a little town not far from Orange.
Nick really liked the patina on the stool as is, so I resisted my urge to paint it white and just gave it a quick sand to clean it up.
See, not much different
I even bought the material for this project months ago,
I have just been so slack!
I did make an attempt about 2 months ago to finish my foot stool so I stopped in to our local upholstery store only to discover that they no longer sell foam, they only use it for their own work :-(
There is no where else to buy it from in Orange so I had to leave it until we were next in Bathurst, Sydney or Dubbo at a time when the store was open.
Then on the weekend I had an idea to use a cushion insert instead, not quite what I originally planned but it worked and it was actually easier as I didn't have to sew anything!
I just used the very handy staple gun and voila!
all done, and in less than 3 minutes!
When I need a change I can paint it white and replace the top with a square cushion, add some piping and it will be like new again.
What do you think?
Easy and very comfy.