I mean, the Eero Ball Chair is the perfect example: http://www.eero-aarnio.com/8. I have always wanted one of these chairs. It is described as a room within a room. The spherical shape creates a sort of secluded and private abode. A comforting, modern, chair. A sure conversation starter. But at upwards of 700 dollars it is dang expensive. For poor college students, beginning families, or couples, who can realistically dish out that kind of dough?
So, I came up with a solution. I was going to make that chair, for my dog. Because frankly, after being hyped up on doggy treats, he could use a little room within a room to go to, so he can sleep off the sugar, and give me some time to nap as well! But this chair is the perfect size for youngsters as well. And I am sure they would love to have their little "castle" or secret room to go to. This chair can spin after all, and what little kid wouldn't love that.
This project is really easy to do! It is mostly newspaper, flour, water, pringles cans, foam and fabric. The hardest part is being patient! I think the most time is spent waiting for things to dry during this project, than actually creating it... but it is definitely worth it.
Step 1: Materials
- Exercise ball
- salt (prevents mold growth)
- MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)
- Plastic tube/ PVC pipe/ Pringles container (reduce, reuse, recycle!)
- 5/8" threaded rod
- 5/8" nuts (x2... but get a few extra just in case)
- Screw cap
Smoothing (step 5):
- Plaster/ Joint Compound (upwards of 12 lbs.)
- sandpaper (rough and smooth)
- 6 Cans of matte white spray paint
- 2 Cans of white epoxy spray paint (can be found at Walmart)
- Foam 1.5" thick (A 3 feet by 8 feet sheet)
- Red fabric of your choosing (Or any color you desire)
- 1 Can of spray adhesive
-A super excited child or dog to test out their new abode!!