Right, onto the next stage of our bar stool upcycle – the cushions. FUN!
It’s taken me a little while to get back to my stools – with work, sewing classes, kids, family, household & stuff in general – that old chestnut, really. You can read about Part 1 of The Great Bar Stool Upcycle here.
Ok, back to the job at hand. I had two go’s at cutting and fitting the foam for the stools.
Firstly I bought a foam offcut from the local foam & rubber shop. It was a bit thicker than what I needed so my idea was to use my bread knife to cut it down – which I did, but it left the foam looking a bit rough/coarse.
Plus, after placing the foam on the stool I decided it needed to be a bit thicker…so back to the foam shop.
I bought my next offcut of foam, which was about 5cm thick – the exact depth I needed. I also had the foam shop cut to size (48cm diameter) – a much better way to do it.
Cost-wise, it was a pretty cheap exercise – each offcut cost me about $8 and they cut it to size for free.
So now all I had to do was glue the foam onto the top of the seat. I used 3M Spray Adhesive and it worked really well. I sprayed both the stool seat & foam, left them for a minute or two to get tacky, then stuck each on and sat on them for a little while.
I then completed the foam addition to the stool with a wider strip of batting around the whole seat – to give it a smoother finish. The batting also works well to make the whole seat cushy.
Now we’re ready for the fabric covering…which will happen in the next few weeks – Come back and visit us for Post 3 – the final episode of our Great Bar Stool Upcycle.
Have a great Easter folks!