A few months back I made a wooden stool in a furniture making class I was enrolled in, but was never completely in love with it. I was indecisive at the time that I upholstered the seat cushion, and thus went with a safe neutral fabric. To call it bland would be right on the money, the thing is I didn’t wan to craft a bland stool, I wanted something decorative and interesting, not just another completed project stored in a corner with no real semblance of love attached to it.
After a little hunting, I came up with this solution, and can now say with confidence that the stool is no longer relegated to the corner, but is now a smashing addition to my bedroom, and I am now in the process of building a bench to match, which will be displayed in front of my bed. So, I’ve gone from not being very impressed with my product to liking it so much I was motivated to go bigger on another project that sprung from the bleak stool. What I did to dramatically improve my humdrum stool was to knit a seat cover for it, also referred to as a benchwarmer by some. All it took was size seventeen needles, and three skeins of wool yarn. This enabled me to knit a beautiful cover, in a colour I call turquoise, for my eighteen inch stool seat.