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I did this right before my baby was born, (I wouldn’t have time to do something like this with a newborn) and I am finally getting around to posting it. We bought this slider and foot stool for cheap from a neighbor who wanted to get rid of it. I was going to leave it the dark green color because I thought it would be too much work, but I got really tired of the color. I took off the cushions and found it would be really easy to redo. I don’t have a full tutorial, but I do have some steps to show you.

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First I took off the velcro straps the hold the cushions to the chair.

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Then I laid the cushions down on my new fabric and traced 1″ bigger around them. I didn’t worry about gathers or shape that much.

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I cut out the pieces and sewed them together leaving one side open. Then I cheated and just slipped the new piece over the existing cushion and dark green fabric. If I had wanted to make it nicer, I should have bought new cushions.

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To finish the opening, I just pinched it closed because nobody was going to see it. (I did add a layer of fleece to give a little extra padding.

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This is my new chair! You can see I should have bought a new cushion because there’s a pillow under the seat part for comfort. I sit in this chair A LOT to feed Henry.

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A special thanks to my dad who let me borrow used his staple gun to staple the fabric to the foot stool cushion. And made the corners look really nice.

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I had planned on decorating the nursery then Henry was born, so I’m slowly working on it. Have a great day!

Author: Heather