The hassock redo
This hassock has been sitting in the basement by our workout unit for ten years. We have not thrown it out but we no longer use it (clearly). See the awful condition it was in. Why we kept it – laziness more than anything – it takes an action to throw it out – it takes no action to ignore it. Apparently there was a reason to keep it. I was going through our house to see just what I can redo and turn into another project. This jumped right out from behind the exercise equipment and shouted “I am ready”.
Now even though I wanted the project I hate any additional expense. I was hoping to rip it apart and save the filler – rebuilding around it. Remember those puppies I have?… I ripped that awful vinyl off and stepped away to put it in the dumpster. When I turned around our Newfoundland had a huge hunk of the filler in her mouth running around the yard. So much for that plan.
The rust on the legs isn’t totally visible in this picture – but yes they were completely rusted. I scraped those down, stripped the padding off, spray painted the wood and newly stripped legs with black lacquer (to match our living room), had a new piece of 3 inch foam cut and stapled fabric all the way around. Not the best job in the world but for a first “upholstery” project – definitely usable. The hassock has now been resurrected from the depths of the basement and is living a full life in our living room.
I opted not to use any piping on it – if I choose to redo it later (again) I will add piping. I was just looking for a quick project and other than the trip to the store for foam – it took about a half hour (not counting paint drying time). Enough to keep my occupied for a little while.