Friday, March 22, 2013

Hubby makes a rollie pollie chair

A few days ago I shared that hubby and I engaged in some friendly competition.  Both of us wanted to make kid friendly furniture for Chuck.  I came up with the idea to make a chair out of pvc pipes.  Hubby followed these directions and took another route.  He made a rollie pollie chair


This chair may look like a beanbag chair, but it's not.  It's filled with stuffing instead of beads.  (Basically, it's one huuuuuuge pillow.)

 <<UPDATE!  4/8/13-  We un-stuffed the rollie pollie chair and exchanged the stuffing for a laaarge  bag of Styrofoam beans from Walmart.  We noticed that Chuck was kind of just bouncing off the chair whenever he tried to sit on it.  Now he sinks in nicely and it's way more comfy.>>

So who wins?  Well... while Chuck easily sits in my chair,  he'll outgrow it in a year or two.  Hubby's rollie pollie is too big for Chuck to use right now, but he'll grow into it some day.  (I'm getting it ready  for him by napping on it now.  Zzzz...)

So I guess this round of friendly furniture competition ends with a draw.  Admittedly both chairs have their drawbacks, but I'm proud of what we accomplished.




Have a great weekend!

12 comments:

  1. Wot a lucky boy. All his gear his made up with a lot of tender loving care!

    Nanna

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  2. so cute with the matching fabric!

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  3. Hahah I love the competition and the chair!!! Awesome!! I've been dying to make one of these! ,aube after we move.

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    1. I know that yours will turn out awesome! You're so skilled with the sewing machine

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  4. Okay, I can't decide which chair I like better. So it's a good thing he gets both. And I like the matching fabric. But what I like the most are the pictures of your beautiful family, having so much fun together!

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    1. Thanks Susan. I loved that he wanted to help out.

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  5. Oh I love this! He is getting so grow up! I love the picture of him 'helping'

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  6. Thanks! Seeing him help out makes me so happy. Maybe we're doing something right....

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