We had this chair. It had been a fairly comfortable chair with a washable cover, until I washed the cover and it shrank so much it was unusable. We couldn’t even fit the cushion in, let alone properly fix it to the chair frame.
|Take one not-so-special chair…|
But recently we upgraded our bed, and had an extra queen size memory foam mattress topper. I contemplated for a while, made my design, and construction began.
First we measured and cut the foam to fit the chair.
|Papa-Bug and Brother-Bug work on the cutting.|
Next, I covered the foam cushion with an old sheet, to protect the foam itself. I sewed this on to the cushion and it can’t be removed.
|Already looking better – certainly feeling more comfortable!|
Finally, I found some fun fabric and made a washable (non-shrinking) cover for the whole thing. I used zippers to fasten the arm pieces under the chair. I think the zippers will pull more evenly. We will see about that – so far it’s working well.
|Now THAT’S a chair I want to sit in!|
I also added a small pouch off the right arm, to hold books, knitting, or other useful items. So far everyone is a huge fan.
|See the pouch off the side? They filled it with board books and read together for a while.|
And thanks to Sister-Bug’s recent gastronomic adventures, I already got to road test the washable feature! The arm covers make it really comfortable for nursing.
|Daisy thinks we did this just for her. Actually, I used the leftover foam, another old sheet, and an old fleece throw to make her a special dog bed.|
Papa-Bug says we should call it the Twitter Chair. Sister-Bug calls it the Bird Chair and doesn’t like to share it with Daisy. I like that it adds some charm and whimsy to our living room, and is no longer a piece of half-finished furniture looking awkward and less than comfortable.