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Published on February 28th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


a little bit of green for your feet

a crop of moss growing on your footstool? definitely an unusual take on the solsta pallbo from ottoman (the hacker, not the stool).

“earlier this year, i thought it would be pretty rad to make an ottoman that looked like a rock with moss growing on it. after much hashing out in my head, i decided that the solsta pallbo footstool from ikea would do the trick! so, i made a slipcover for it that i needle felted with ‘faux moss’ to go over the existing slipcover.

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the ‘moss’ is a three layer process, starting with a chocolate brown layer, then a dark green layer, and finally, the lime green ‘moss’ layer.”

the one and only slipcover with moss is available on her etsy shop for $120.

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to a little bit of green for your feet

  1. Joel says:

    the moss is well done, but the ottoman is too squarish for the effect to come across, imho.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Umm… what’s the point? It just looks weird and creepy not creative. Maybe, just maybe if the ottoman actually looked like a rock this would be neat. As it stands it just looks like, “why the hell is grass growing on that cushion?”. Just sayin. Oh, but the moss looks real, good job on that.

  3. Michael Woo says:

    ? wat is this grassy thingie for? lol

    looks weird but i think would be soothing to the legs if you want a little ‘grassy’ feeling

  4. Anonymous says:

    “wow. someone needs a hobby…”

    Looks like he/she has at least two: sewing and needle felting. And is pretty good at it. Nice work.

  5. Anonymous says:

    what? looks like they already have a hobby.

    somebody needs a nap.

  6. Anonymous says:

    wow. someone needs a hobby…

  7. Mackie says:

    WOW! i love this one. very cool idea, and beautifully done.

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