Saturday, July 25, 2020

A Homemade Tuffet, inspired by MacKenzie-Childs 2011....


Anne of Apple Street Cottage is hosting a new group party called 
 'Do it Over' Designers.

For the first party I am sharing a post I wrote in 2011 and thought it was worthy of sharing again.  

  I made this tuffet 9 years ago and it is still used as a foot stool.  

Here is the original post:

I wanted one of these, but couldn't afford it:
So I made this:

I bought 4 legs at Home Depot:
and an 18" table top:
I marked off the quadrants for the leg placement:
and drilled holes:
Align CenterI bought 3" foam and cut an 18" circle. I also cut out a circle in the center:
And just in case you don't know how to cut foam, use an electric knife. I shaved the edges to give it shape:
This was the fun part, because I love to doodle:
I sewed a "tube" of fabric and batting and stapled it to the bottom of the base. There are also 2 small holes in the center of the wood - I ran fishing line up through these holes to hold in the center "wooden button":
top view:
I gathered the batting:
I also gathered the fabric. I covered a 5" wooden disk with coordinating fabric and batting for the center. This disk also has 2 holes and I tied the fishing line from the base to this to hold it in the carved out center of the foam:
I glued some fringe around the bottom, screwed in the legs and glued a small wooden button on the top to hid the fishing line knot.
This was my first attempt in making a tuffet and I am pretty pleased with it!

It was a one day project with lots of supplies all over the kitchen counter, numerous swear words and one leg that had a defective screw!! The project was fairly reasonable to make (about $60.00) and I was surprised to find that 3" foam was $40.00 yd!!
Foam: $20.00
Wood: $5.00 and $2.00
Legs: $11.00
Fabric: $10.00
Fringe: $10.00
Batting: $3.00

And here it is today, 9 years later!:


Hop on over to these blogs to see what these 
'Do it Over' Designers
have created:



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14 comments:

  1. I'm a sucker for fabric projects, Patti. This is too adorable for words. The trim has me swooning.

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  2. How fun is that! Love making things useful for our homes. Thanks for sharing and wonderful creating with you.

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  3. I love your tuffet, Patti, and even though the foam was $40 a yard, I'm sure this one was a much better price. You are so creative!

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  4. That's awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This tuffet is stunning! This looks just like a piece you could buy from their store of catalog, job well done!

    Cindy

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  6. So cute!! I love that little tuffet!!

    Tania

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  7. Great job! You are a talented crafter, Patti!

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  8. What a great DIY! Just lovely and goes so well with all your other decor. xo Kathleen

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  9. Aren't you clever Patti, I am very impressed! It looks fantastic!!
    Jenna

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  10. Awesome job Patti! Very impressive DIY project.........

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  11. Love how it turned out. So pretty and it looks great with your chair.

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