Tuesday’s Space – The World

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?

4 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Space – The World

  1. November 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Very creative re-do. It looks great in the room.

  2. November 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you Betty. It’s been SO much fun!

  3. November 29, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Brilliant! This looks amazing! The room is really coming together.

  4. November 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you Ms. C! One more addition in my “Thrifty Thursday” and it’s almost done!

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