So I had this chair in my studio that was originally an outdoor chair from Target. The other one was vandalized last year when I left it outside (gah!) so I had brought it inside. Turns out, it is really uncomfortable to use as a desk chair because there is no back support! However, it is great for lounging so I thought I would make a quickie cushion for it and put it in the living room.
I had this piece of washable foam (I never actually tried washing it but that is what the package said) that I used to use as a cat bed. I took the old cover off and placed it on the chair to see how it looked.
And it looked too big in the back corners. Ugh. Time to trim! First I turned the chair upside down, holding the foam in place with one hand. With my other hand, I took a sharpie and outlined where I needed to trim.
Supposedly it cuts like buttahhh if you use an electric knife, like the kind used once a year to carve a turkey. Unfortunately, I don't have one. Instead I used a regular, large, kitchen knife. It took a lot of sawing and elbow grease but I finally trimmed the corners down.
I had some fabric in my stash that matched our living room and I cut it a few inches larger on each side. I wrapped the fabric tightly around the foam and pinned it in place with safety pins. Professional, right? The corners I wrapped like a present. This is what the bottom looks like:
Not that pretty but hey, no one is going to see this mess since it's on the bottom! This is what it looks like right side up:
Nice, right? This is probably only a temporary fix until I have the time to sew a nicer cover... one that can be flipped over. One that when flipped over won't embarrass me. Anyways, it was a quick fix that was done all in a matter of minutes... all in a matter of Todd's nap...