I bought these stools at least a month ago, maybe two. From the Salvos in Abbotsford. Someone had done – really and truly – the worst job EVER in recovering them. They used blockout curtain material? And just folded the corners. When I saw these stools in the op shop they were crying out for reupholstering. They looked so dreadful I just couldn’t pass them by.
So I brought them home and re-covered one of them prety much straight away. And cut out the fabric for the second one. But just didn’t get around to finishing it off (suprise, surprise). Instead I left it and the associated paraphernalia all spread out on the table out under the verandah, and then, when the weather was bad a couple of weeks ago I bundled it all up and put it in the studio. And I haven’t got around to it again.
But as you know, this week I am feeling inspired to spring clean, and this unfinished stool project was on my mind. Because then I can put away the upholstery tools and the box of tea towels that is inevitably strewn around the place as I search for exactly the right fabric with the right pattern.
So … yesterday I finally finished the second one. Hooray!
As you can see they feature a tea towel of Flinders Island.
I am planning to sell these bar stools. Because I don’t need them. I just enjoy making them. Upholstering is so satisfying.
I chose this tea towel because I like the colours, but I hope I haven’t limited my market too much … I just looked up the population of Flinders Island, and it was only 897 in 2005…. yikes.
Hopefully somone in the market for quirky bar stools has been there for a nice holiday. Or comes from Tasmania and so feels somewhat connected. Or just like maps of Australia, even if they haven’t visited that exact island ….