Some guessed correctly...a new seat for a chair.
Stop one. The chair. I saw it at the thrift shop. A solid, sturdy chair all by its lonesome, sporting a $6.50 price tag. I just couldn't leave it there.
But do I know anything about re-doing seats? Absolutely not.
Audra was the only one who could sit in it without it falling apart. (I tried, things cracked. Not safe.)
So...I looked up what to do online. Ordered the supplies. One night at 10:30pm, I thought I'd give it a whirl. I didn't watch the 'how to' video in its completion prior to commencing. A half hour in, I heard, "It's important to finish the project once you start. If you let it dry out, the reeds will shrink and it will be harder to get a good completed project." You have got to be kidding me?! I was up until 1:30 am. It's not a hard project, but I had a hard time figuring it out and getting into a groove at first. It frustrates me when I try a craft that I'm not instantly successful at (I stink at pottery, for example)...but with some trail and error, I got in the hang of it. And I am super, super pleased with the results.
Here's the after.