I did the daybed this morning and as soon as I finished, it started.
Zar got there first and Tessie didn't like it.
Personally, I am getting tired of having to fight for everything I make. Even when it's meant for me.
In case you want to play along, here's the original pattern for the daybed. As usual, if you use it, I would love to see it...Also it is for personal use only. Not for resale. Pattern or finished furniture.
It is very simple. Balsa, a couple of super cardboard tampons. Not the fancy plastic kind.
A light bulb went on over my head this morning. I have always sawed dowels in half when I wanted a rolled arm on furniture.
I grabbed a tampon and went to work. I cut it the length of the arm. Then I cut a piece out of it about as wide as the balsa that I was using...3/8".
I had already cut the three pieces of balsa that I needed(see pattern).
I also cut a piece of card stock the same size and shape as the mattress.
As you can see, I glued one edge of the tampon to the top of the arm and let the rest curl over the side. I then put this against some card stock and traced it for the two ends of the arm.
By the way, I rounded the two ends by drawing around a penny. Then I cut them out with the jigsaw.
I used batting from just above where the mattress goes to the bottom of the outer tampon, with just enough to tuck under the edge of the tampon on the outside.
I ran a strip of fabric around three sides of the two base pieces.
I wrapped a strip of fabric across the outside, under the arm and glued it in place with the edges rolled to the ends and bottom and glued in place to cover.I wrapped the top of the mattress around the card stock. Batting cut to fit and the fabric large enough to wrap around to the back of all four sides and glued.
The front leg of the daybed is simply a piece of the inside of the tube. It happens to measure 1/2", the same as the height of the placement line on the other end. You can adjust the pattern according to the height of the beads or whatever you use for legs.
I glued everything together and pinned it to hold until dry, right through the layers.
I now have to go lock a couple of people in a closet and claim my daybed. It's actually my turn. I need a rest...
See you tomorrow.