I was excited to be given the opportunity to create in a “tuffet challenge” with the master makers on the Fairfield World design team! We were each given an uber plush foam cushion and our choice of some fabulous Robert Kaufman fabric and encouraged to be creative! I paired my cushion with a thrifted bench from Goodwill San Antonio to create a mod fabric side table! As an added bonus, it can also be used as a bar stool.
The first thing I did was spray paint the legs of this well used stool with silver metallic paint.
- Foamology Tuffet by Fairfield World
- Robert Kaufman GeoPop Canvas 2 Fabric
- Emerald Fabric from Robert Kaufman
- Thrifted Stool from Goodwill San Antonio
Step one: The tuffet is 18 inches round, so I cut a circle that was 20 inches round and pinned it to the top of the foam.
Step two: Cut a one inch strip of the emerald fabric and fold it in half. Pin it around the top of the foam.
Step three: Cut an eight inch wide strip of the fabric to fit the sides of the tuffet foam. Fold the top of the fabric down and pin it to the top of the tuffet as pictured.
Step four: Hand Stitch the pinned edge of the fabric, removing the pins as you go. (If you have a sewing machine and are more adept at sewing than I am, do what works for you! I wanted to ensure a snug fit on the foam so this was the easiest way for me to do it.)
Step five: Flip the cushion finished side down and hot glue the top of the bench to the foam. Use a staple gun to attach the fabric to the wood of the seat.
Trim off any excess fabric on the base.
I used my nifty mini iron from Dritz to fold the emerald fabric edge over and press it down, hiding my hand stitching.
Mod side table is now complete! The fabric is firm enough to hold remote controls, books, and other light items. This side table matches my outdoor bench perfectly, but it would look awesome as a nightstand, too! Have fun crafting and turning thrifted items into something that is uniquely you!
This is a sponsored post but all ideas and opinions are my own.