A place for my butt.

April 12, 2014


Last week I noticed that the cushion on the stool where I live is pretty disgusting-looking. It has served me well for seven years, and the seat has seen hours of Internet viewing and countless meals. (I am a sloth who eats every meal here.)


So, I ripped off all the fabric and foam, and then realized I didn’t have any of the stuff to fix it. So…. for a week I had to use my computer like it was a standing desk. While that’s much healthier, it is certainly more awful.

Today (Saturday) was an incredibly productive day. I found some fabric that was intended to cover the dining room chairs (a project months in the works, heavily delayed) and cut apart a mattress pad for the foam.

I got the stool recovered, did three loads of laundry, started sorting papers for taxes, and washed some windows. Of course, it was all done in a very ADD way – five minutes on each project before moving to the next one, with many, many breaks for ice cream-eating and cat petting.


It’s done, though! Woo- hoo!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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10 Responses to “A place for my butt.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I’m trying to remember the original story of that stool. Wasn’t it unintentionally backless or something, or am I remembering the story wrong?


  2. Deborah Said on:

    You forgot to mention painting at my house, again. Thank you!


  3. CousinRachel Said on:

    It looks like Lloyd’s Hawaiian shirt. You could bring it to the family reunion for pictures so you wouldn’t have to stand so long.

    Oh, and yeah productivity!


  4. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Did you forget to put new socks on it?


  5. Peggy Said on:

    That cover is beautiful!!!! Did you use one of Lloyd’s shirts to make it? And I’m amazed at you for being able to spend so much time on a backless stool. I goita have a back.

    Kudos to you & your productivity! I had a pretty productive day too.


    • Lauren Said on:

      The fabric was purchased a long time ago. Our dining room chairs (an auction purchase) are covered with different kinds of fabrics, but they are so worn out now they have holes in them. Lloyd and I went to Joanne’s Fabric and raided the clearance remnants to recover them. Unfortunately, we did not do the calculations correctly, and most of our neatly-folded, rolled and tagged remnants were plenty long but only a foot wide. Grrrr…. This was the only piece that was big enough to cover a cushion.


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