I adore creative spaces, and I think you all will be incredibly inspired by this one just as I was. I’m featuring a cozy corner with tires and I’ve never seen tires look so comfy and inviting!
This post was created by the amazingly talented, Medina Grillo, of Grillo Designs. I think you will be truly inspired by her ideas and this tutorial to make your own tire seats for a cozy corner or reading nook.
My husband is always finding excuses to change the wheels on his car (he’s a car fanatic!) Usually I roll my eyes when he announces he is going to change his tires, because most of the time they actually do not need changing. However, this time I was like “yeah, good idea!” Here is the reason why! I have converted his old tires into seating for my son’s reading nook.
What you need:
MDF Circle (45- 50 cm diameter and at least 1cm thick)
How to make them:
1. Give the tires a really, really good clean in the back garden, and wash them off with the garden hose.
2. Once dry, spray paint the tire with a paint of your choice. You will probably need to do at least 3 good layers. Spray painting should be done outside due to paint fumes, as per spray paint can instructions.
3. Meanwhile, to make the seating, cover a circular piece of wood with lots of stuffing (you can glue it in place if you want), and then cover with wadding to hide the bumps and lumps.
4. Top it all with fabric then flip it over and staple it all in place with a staple gun.
The seating pad isn’t stuck down so you can actually store things inside the tires (you can never have too much storage!) However, if you would like to secure the seating, you can use your glue gun or velcro the edges to keep it in place.
To see more of Medina’s great ideas, take a look around her facebook page, Grillo Designs.