OK, numerous times I have told you I am lazy!!!!! I like to find the easy way of doing things. I had just about finished Olivia's new room but there were those few little niggling things that I just needed to get done.
The biggest was the cushion for the window seat..... well as usual, very short of money and time, so couldn't afford to get one custom made and didn't feel like making that whole piped cushion with the long zip down one side plus.... the foam I was quoted $150 just to cut a piece the right size!!!! $150!!!!
So I put it in the too hard basket for a while and then one day wandering through a local charity shop as I delivered a pile of stuff to them, I found single bed foam mattresses (used) for only $15!!! Yes I did unzip the cover and check top see that all was well and no unfortunate stains on the foam!!! All good.
I still did not want to make a proper cushion so I cut the foam to the size of the seat with my trusty electric knife ( yes the same one you carve the Sunday roast with - don't remember where I heard about that one but if you ever need to cut foam, the electric knife is like going through butter).
I then cut a piece of MDF the same size (I always have bits lying around leftover from other jobs), and then simply wrapped my fabric around it and stapled it on!
Make sure you mitre the corners and cut off excess fabric so that it doesn't all bunch up and make it uneven. And...........
How easy was that!!!! And it looks great too, I made sure that I payed attention to the corners on top too so that the fabric was folded and tucked in to form a neat edge.
And done........at last!!!!!! Olivia added some holiday craft, the Love letters covered in lovely Japanese papers.
Well until we get the urge to change that is it!
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