This is a clever idea of ​​how to transform everyday items into useful and functional furniture. Whether for the nursery or the coffee table, the stool always finds its practical application in the home. And this one will be light and comfortable, made with a minimal budget.

The idea is suitable for those of you who already have the necessary things without having to buy them, but only on a small part of the materials.


Plastic cassette stool

You will need: plastic bottle cassette (choose flat and curved, completely rectangular if possible); a piece of cloth of approximate size 130 × 150 cm, but not smaller than that indicated; foam or cushion of appropriate size; hot silicone gun and two silicone sticks; hemp rope (drawstring, ribbon, ribbon or whatever you have for decoration); stickers for furniture legs; scissors; marker.

First, wash and dry the plastic cassette well. You can also use another plastic item such as a box, tank, bucket, but you should definitely test whether it will withstand a certain weight without bending.

You will need foam around 10 cm thick, which is quite sufficient to prevent the irregularities of the tape deck. If you do not have foam, you can replace the pillow with a suitable shape. In this case a foam of three layers of 3 cm thickness was used. Place the bottom cassette on the foam pad and outline it with a marker. Cut carefully with scissors. Prepare as many layers as you think will be necessary to make you comfortable enough depending on the thickness of your foam. Turn the cassette bottom up and stack the foam layers on top of one another and align. Cut four strips of fabric and seal with warm silicone top foam onto the tray in four places so that it does not move while wearing the fabric.

Spread the fabric face down and place the cassette with the foam facing the fabric. Carefully distribute the fabric so that it leaves enough to hide the bottom and hem for the other three sides. If you do not want a lid that hides what the stool is made of, provide cloth only for the hem inside. After measuring and distributing the fabric precisely, turn the cartridge over and slightly twist the fabric on one of the wide sides to the edge of the cartridge under the foam. Start gluing by applying glue on the edge, immediately cover with a cloth and press until the adhesive is tight. Once done with one side, turn the opposite wide side and begin to glue the fabric the same way, but in this case with a light pull to keep it tight and smooth on the surface of the stool.

Distribute and fold the fabric on one narrow side of the cassette. Consider leaving it folded or trimming the excess. Reattach with the pulls to the edge of the foam pad and then to the two side edges of the cassette. Do the same with the other narrow side. Turn the foam cassette down and reattach it to the edge of the cassette. Fold and glue in excess fabric. If you have foreseen a lid, it is placed last to “close” the space under the stool and again glue on the edge. Glue the "feet" depending on the surface of the room. If the floor is tiled, we recommend rubber rectangular strips to avoid slipping. If it is laminate or parquet, you can use self-adhesive furniture strips and flat exterior strips for outdoor conditions to keep the fabric from breaking.

Finally decorate the stool. In this case, a hemp rope was used, which was glued to the edge under the foam to cover the adhesive marks, if any. You can decorate with different laces on the edges or make a ribbon of excess fabric.

Made in this way, the stool is lightweight, easily portable and very suitable for children. It can wash in the hot summer months and dry quickly under the sun. And whenever you decide, you can simply change the fabric or put a new one on top of the old one.