6/12/2008

Operation Piano Stool

Of course I had to check out the other sales in our sub last week after I was done hosting my own. One of my best finds was at the grand, columned estate across the street, the one Keith has dubbed Graceland. It was a piano stool which has seen better days. Still, I NEED a piano stool and she gave it to me half-price upon hearing that I was a neighbor.















As you can see, it is a rather cute little artifact which needs some cosmetic help. The substance currently covering the seat is falling apart. I say substance because I know not if it is animal, mineral or what have you. It appears to be horsehair or something equally creepy. Anyway, it doesn't seem like it would be all that hard to rip off and re-cover. I think all I need is a staple gun type thing since I have a good fabric stash to choose from.

My biggest concern is how to fit fabric neatly over a roundish surface. How do you do this without lots of tucks and strange corners? Any advice from experienced re-upholsterers? Do tell. It certainly doesn't need to be perfect around here.

5 comments:

Emma C said...

Love the pic of the youngin' looking up at you!

I'm no master re-upholsterer, but I'd think a couple of pleats around the circumference would do the trick, if nothing else.

Please show us the finished product! :)

Stephanie said...

I'll say the same thing...a few little pleats that you could then hide by hot glueing tassles around it. I see that there are already some...if you're careful you can just take those off and reattach.

Carrie said...

I have a vision of petite little pleats adorning your stool (the piano stool is what I am referring too, please keep your mind out of the toilet) with many glittering jewels glued on to hide the before mentioned pleats. I am a master seamstress....

Lori said...

I envision a circle with tabs at the edge that you could turn under without causing pleats, if you didn't want pleats.

Heidi said...

I'll ask my mom, she is definitely a master upholster-er. I'll let you know what she says.