I’ve had an idea in my head for ages. I wanted to make something so Stephen could put the remote controls, his glasses, pens and the TV magazine all in one place so they weren’t cluttering the place up so much. I thought I could make a sort of caddy to fit over the arm of the sofa so they’d be handy for him.
Everything had to fit on the outside of the sofa arm, as the arms are not very high. I needed to find a way to stop it all falling off as nothing can be tucked under the sofa cushion, as they’re firmly attached to the sofa, as it’s a recliner/foot rest type. (very comfy)
I thought I’d done it. It took me a couple of days to make, after working it out on paper. It was fiddly, and it’s not finished brilliantly if you look at the back, but it holds everything it needs to.
The remotes fit nicely, as do his glasses and pens. There’s room for his phone too.
And there’s a separate pocket for his magazines.
It all sits nicely and seemed quite firmly anchored. I’d tucked it down the side of the cushion as far as it would go.
Then I sat down to test how easy it was to take things out and that was when it all went wrong. As soon as I put weight on the cushion, the caddy started sliding off. I cannot see any way to anchor it any better so I guess I’ll just have to put up with his stuff being scattered all over the sofa and table.
It won’t go to waste though. As I sit on the sofa facing him, it’ll fit on the arm next to me, but on the inside. I can use it for my scissors and charts and it won’t matter that I don’t have the full depth of it due to the low arm.
Not what I’d planned but it was fun to make and good practise at making something up as I go along.