Thursday, 26 May 2011

Re-cover or not?

I bought this little stool about a year ago for £3, with the intention of re-covering it, maybe in a kind of strip-patchwork of fabric samples from my stash.

The top is worn brown leather. I have no brown leather in the room, but I have got strangely attached to it, in its shiny chocolate-bar kind of way.

I think re-covering it would be a bit all-or-nothing - just putting a fabric cover over the buttoned leather would look lumpy and messy.


Maybe these new Sanderson samples I've just ordered will help me to decide.

Just in case you didn't know, if you're in the UK you can order up to 4 free samples from the Sanderson website


  1. I really like all of the Sanderson samples you have chosen, but I am quite fond of that lovely worn leather's a tricky one...

  2. I think the John Piper table has made up my mind for me - this stool sits quite close to it in my room, and much as I love the old leather I think a new cover in complementary colours is called for.
    Now I just need the time to do it!