Awhile back I received a secondhand castoff beanbag chair from a friend who didn’t need it anymore. I’ve wanted a beanbag chair for awhile. I love low-to-the-ground furniture and furniture that can easily be moved around the apartment and a beanbag chair fit the bill.
The beanbag chair looked like this when I received it:
You can see on the sides there that had a cool feature: built-in pockets. Other than that, though, it was looking dated and not chic at all.
The first thing I did was flattened it out and folded it over to make a more rigid pouf instead of a super loungy college-style bean bag.
I went out and bought black “duck tape”. I used that to secure the folded over top to the bottom. I then used it to cover the entire top in black. This left me with a shiny black top and a creamy white bottom. Then I crocheted a granny circle in maroon to cover the entire thing; I used the basic pattern for the crochet mandala over at Crochet with Raymond. Actually, I crocheted two matching granny circles and then secured them together around the piece using single crochet.
The end result is a nice compact crochet covered pouf that sits in the reading corner in my bedroom.
How would you have reinvented this beanbag?