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Upcycling a bean bag

For Aaron's birthday I made a new bean bag cover as a square seat(poof) rather than the traditional bean bag shape. His bean bag has been redone a few times as the beans get old and tired. This will now be the third style and I think we are onto a winner.
yucky yucky yuck. I pulled the bean bag from behind the sofa and all I saw was yucky mould, manky tired bean bag.

So I made a cube bean bag. It works as a footstool when sitting on the sofa. It is a great seat to sit on and Xbox. It is clean!!!

I made one side straight red, just for a change if you want.

I was impressed with myself as I have only ever put piping into something and that was before Jakob was born - 11years ago! So I made the piping myself using the red material from the feature side and some cord I had hanging around. It sat really well when sewing and I am thrilled with the result.

The only thing that is still a mess is the garage where I swapped the beans from one bag to the other. There are A LOT of little polystyrene balls floating around our garage. It was not an easy task!

Happy Birthday Aaron.


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  1. It looks great! the piping is such a nice touch - happy birthday!

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  2. I love it Karen. I'd love a couple of those for my new TV room.

    Anne xx

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    1. I loved that you showed us your house. Looking forward to seeing more as you do stuff

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    2. Thanks Karen. I've completely overwhelmed myself, as usual, and want it all done yesterday. Hope you're not waiting too long. I've waited too long to get it right. Thanks again for always linking up. I'm featuring this bean bag upcycle at this week's Thriving on Thursday. I love it.

      Anne xx

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  3. Karen, that looks fabulous, good job!

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  4. It looks awesome! Well done x

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  5. Fabulous idea...such a cute way to get more use out of that old bean bag! This would be a great post to link up to Create It Thursday #24…it's live now! Hope to see you there!

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  6. Brilliant makeover! Hope you've managed to clear up all those little white balls! I found them for weeks in my house after I made beam bags!! :)
    I was wondering if you’d mind if I featured this in a top 10 upcycles of the week post. I’d like to use just one photo from your blog and put a direct link back to your post. Please let me know if this would be ok.
    Thanks so much,
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  7. Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this project on my Top 10 Upcycles of the week!
    Top 10 Upcycles of the Week I haven't added a photo as I didn't want to use one without your permission!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    1. Hi Jill, this is a really late reply. Sorry that I did not get back to you re this - for some reason I only just found the comment. Anytime you want to feature or comment and add a photo please go ahead, I appreciate your asking but I just do this for a hobby and if I have posted it then I am happy for that to be on posted. It is awesome of you to ask.

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  8. Fantastic transformation - you were featured at this week's Craftastic party & just tweeted it too. Grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking up to the Craftastic party at Sew Can Do:)

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