Today we moved mum and dad’s (nanny and poppy’s) spare organ to our house as they didn’t have the space for it.

Yesterday I spent the day sewing a cushion for the stool to match in with our homes colour scheme. I had left over fabric from upholstering our dining chairs so thought this would be perfect to make a cushion from. I called dad up, got the measurements for the stool and went to buy a piece of foam suitable.

There is a foam shop right across the road so we went there, and found they had a scrap for $3.00 that would be just what we needed. I also wanted to put some fabric covered buttons on the cushion so I needed to get the button kits from Spotlight, just a few shops down. Believe it or not the button kits were actually $6.00… more than the foam for the actual cushion, so very typical.

So here is a looksie at the organ in place and my finished stool cushion… not bad for $9.00!

Mum and Dad's Organ in Position at Our House.

Mum and Dad's Organ in Position at Our House.

 I’m also going to put some vases or decorations either side on the organ, just have to find something suitable that I like the look of.

The Stool Cushion I Made for $9.00.

The Stool Cushion I Made for $9.00.

You might notice that I did not put ties or anything on the cushion to keep it in place. A handy tip is to use a piece of non-slip rubber matting (sometimes called cargo matting) under all your seat cushions to stop them from moving around. It works a treat! It is very affordable and can be found at Bunnings in packaged rolls or bought by the metre, also some rug shops sell it.

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