27 Nov 2012
Piece by piece we are putting together the boys space room. So far, my favorite project has been upcycling this old papasan.
When I look at it, I don’t see the old chair that has been around for the last 10 years and most recently, taking up space in my garage. Nope. I see the perfect piece of furniture for my little guy’s out of this world adventures!
To start this transformation, I took the base and spray painted it black.
It took all day and three cans of black spray paint. In-between waiting for the paint to dry, I started on a slip cover for the cushion. We purchased new spaceship sheets for Griff, so I used his old full size blue sheets for the background of the earth. I flattened out the sheets and placed the futon on top and started two rough traces.
Then, I cut out the two circles and it was time to move onto the continents.
After much research on my ipad, I was able to trace something that resembled the Western Hemisphere onto some green corduroy I found on sale.
After sewing up the edges, I pinned and sewed them onto the top of the slip cover.
I then sewed together the two circles and slipped them back over the cushion. Once the bamboo was dry, it was time to assemble it. Tada!
It’s more versatile than I had originally thought. The cushion has come off more than once to be a “landing pad” for Griff’s space adventures.
I think next, it may need a moon throw pillow!
What are you working on?