At least that is what came to mind when I saw these little chairs at an auction. When I googled "tuffet" I found pictures of little ottoman kinda things...but the definition is "a footstool or low seat." So I am going with tuffet.
As cute as they are (or probably were in 1978) I knew they would require my least favorite chore...upholstery...and sewing!
So of course they sat in the garage for months.
But I could see them all dolled up in my mind's eye so this week I decided to tackle the project.
First I had to strip off all the old upholstery and remove all the nails and staples!
I found an upholstery material I really love but there wasn't enough to do the whole chair...so I found a solid that coordinates with the fabric...sometimes you have to improvise!
Chalk painted and distressed the frame...
Rather than use upholstery nails I used gimp...
The cushion is attached to the seat with buttons so I covered buttons with the teal fabric.
Just too stinking cute!
Not sure if these are "technically" tuffets but they are child size and ready for another lifetime of curds and whey!
On a side note, I "googled" what exactly is "curds and whey"...turns out it is nothing more than "curdled milk." I raised two girls...neither included curds and whey in their tea party menu!
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on her tuffet
Eating her sausage and egg biscuit
Along came a spider and sat down beside her
And Little Miss Muffet squished it.
We should be empowering our girls...