Wednesday, January 9, 2008

A chair for a toddler

Take an old 60s cocktail-chair, add two IKEA Saxon bath towels & 4 IKEA Rill furniture wheels and you get a fun toddler chair. Take a look:Credits: frame from Simple Sets #26 by [ksharonk] available at twolittlepixels.com
I was looking all over for a fun and comfy kid's chair for my toddler (& me occasionally) and just didn't find what I was looking for. We had an old 60s cocktail-chair in our basement which was perfect for this project. I sawed off the wooden legs, because they were way too high for my kiddo and screwed on some furniture wheels from IKEA. The bright green IKEA Saxon towels matched the color scheme of his room perfectly and added a bit of texture too. To top it off they are cheap and easy to sew. The seat is just tucked under and stapled to the bottom of the chair, whereas the back is sewed to match the form of the chair and then stapled to the bottom as well. So 2 hours and not even €20 turned an old unused 60s chair into my toddler's favorite spot for reading books.

11 comments:

Joy said...

wooohooo... that is a great chair.. so cute.

I just had to tell you that I went to Ikea over the weekend... and WOW WOW WOW... it took me and a girlfriend 3 hours to get through the store.. I was in awe. We had so much fun.. I took pictures of all the stuff I want for my craft room and as soon as I have the time I am going to measure and design it and go buy the stuff.. what fun.

Pink Granite said...

Brava!
I love IKEA as well.
This is a very clever remodel of the chair!
So snazzy!
Good luck with all your wonderful projects!
;o)
- Lee

olga9999 said...

The idea for the chair is terrific, and the final result fantastic. :) And the kitchen down below looks very beautiful and modern. It looks your house is going to be a fantastic place to live in.

Thanks for sharing the photos and have a great weekend decorating or buying things in IKEA. :)

Best wishes. :O)

Dagmar said...

I always tell friends our new apartment could feature in the new IKEA catalogue any time ;-) Most of the stuff comes from IKEA and we’re not finished shopping IKEA yet *blush* We love IKEA! Have fun decorating your new home.
Best of luck!
Dagmar

Camelia said...

You are so creative,Angie !
Love the toddler chair, it's very cute.

StarWarsFans98 said...

Wow! What a great idea. I love that chair. I can't wait to see how your house turns out. You've put so much work into it.

jenwcom said...

absolutely fabulous! i love it!!

Anonymous said...

This is a great chair AND I'm dying to see more pictures of your remodel. I know you've been working a ton...let's see it! Janet

Bonnie said...

what a great idea!! Looks great! How do you post pictures so that there isn't a border around each picture?

Tanstar said...

Love your chair idea, so creative and what a wonderful to recycle. Good for you. cheers

De Leo Family said...

Thank you for this great idea? My question for you is this:
When do you sleep??

I just love your scrapbooking freebies blog. I was just reading your profile and followed the link to this great blog of yours. Thank you!

I loved reading all the comments about voting on your other blog. I'm sorry people were unkind to each other. I am grateful for freedom of speech.

Thank you again for all you do for us scrappers. And thanks for this blog. I have been looking for little chairs for my kids. We are homeschoolers here in California. I think these cute chairs will be perfect for the new desks we are making for each of our 4 kids.

Thanks again!