Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fixing up a stool

    Not long ago my piano bench fell apart. It had fallen apart before and I had attempted fix it using gorilla glue. It had worked for quite a while but the glue just wasn't enough to keep it together forever and apart it went. My dad thinks he can probably fix it so it is over at his place waiting until he has some extra time.

Meanwhile....
We do a lot of piano playing around here. Not only do we like to play it but I have quite a few piano students that come here and they need something to sit on and chairs just don't work very well.

 I moved our mitten bench up temporarily but it was quite unhandy to have our hats and mittens in the living room when we needed them very regularly.

So when my brother Luke presented me with this wooden box he had made for my birthday in December I decided it would work pretty well for a stool for my piano.

It was a little short so I decided a pad on tap would take care of that problem.
 I cut a piece of foam (leftover from a foam crib mattress that was past it's prime and not needed anymore) and a piece of thick fabric that I had on hand. I was going to use a wood stapler to attach it but discovered it wasn't working. I remembered that I had some upholstery tacks on hand that I had used years ago.
 The tacks worked just fine.
The stool does too! I am happy to have something sturdy to sit on and it is comfortable too!

I love being able to use what we have! Luke's gift was very timely!

3 comments:

Sharmayne said...

Nice work by both your brother and yourself!

Lisa Acevedo said...

I just stumbled upon your blog or to be honest God led me to your blog. I've been reading your posts for the last hour and just wanted to say thank you. I've been having a trying time for the last few years and realized that without God first and foremost in your life things tend to go off track. I have put Him back into our lives front and center but reading your blog I've realized that I need to also pay more attention to the true values my children need to learn. It's not about the materialistic things that I can't provide for them, but the time spent with them teaching them to appreciate what we do have and to really think about what they say they "need". I have learned a lot from your blog and plan on reading your blog daily for advice and inspiration. Please keep and the good work and God Bless you and your family.

Abbi said...

Sharmayne, Thanks so much!

Lisa, Thank you so much for your comment. It was such a blessing for me to read it. To God be the glory!

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