make me pretty – kung fu stoolAugust 22, 2011
I bought this little stool about a million years ago (ok, more like two) when I first decided to start re-doing furniture to sell. But it just sat in my garage because it was kind of wobbly and it had this broken caned seat. I even tried to give it away at a “stuff swap” party but nobody took my sad little stool. I was getting ready to put it in the alley for someone to discover when I had a change of heart. I needed to make this guy over!
I wanted to find a creative solution to a new seat. What could a stretch around this little stool? Old seat belts? Some kind of leather strips? Karate belts? Yes! I stumbled across a bag of multi-color Karate belts at the thrift store and I was so happy I had hung on to this little stool. This was going to be fun.
I gave her a new paint job and got to it. I stapled down the belts on the thick side of the wood and nailed in little u shaped brackets on the circular rods. I think it is super happy looking now. I hope no martial arts people are offended!