Its the ottoman I got from the thrift store called Everything But Grannies Panties for $10. Well I knew that I have to cover it.
- Problem 1 is that I was NOT spending a lot of money on the fabric. Well the other day I went in my favorite upholstery fabric store and I found this remnant for $4 a yard and all they had was a 3 yard piece. It is a chenille fabric with a shiny swirly design on it. It is a bright cherry red and I think it is really pretty!
- Problem 2 is that I haven’t recovered anything in a long time and to tell you the truth I feel a little intimidated about this one. I never did anything that was round or had piping in the middle or had nail heads on it or is tufted with more than one button.
- Problem 3 is that I am ready to work on this NOW BUT I don’t have the foam and I am not going to let these stores hijack me for a piece of freaking foam, so I have to mail order it and WAIT hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
There was a problem 4, 5 and 6 but for the life of me I can’t think of what they were right now.
I went on the net to see all that was involved and I found a couple of great tutorials.
Oh yeah I remember Problem 4 now…I am scared to remove the fabric that is on the ottoman now
Problem 5- I don’t really know how to tuft but I can cover buttons.
Problem 6 – While that ottoman is really cute and classy, I think I need to modernize it a bit. What do you think about me copying a MacKenzie-Childs style ottoman for this fabric with black trim??
I love them…and by now I know you know I love anything embellished and hand painted…I am just elaborate and over the top like that.
Oh and if you want to make your own cause you have no Grannies Panties store near you here is a good tutorial:
and how cute is this???
here is a list of links that show how to make ottomans, poufs and tuffets out of different things: wood, different kinds of buckets, crates etc. Also shown is how to make slip covers for them…
Your fabric is great. I am also over the top so the MacKenzie-Childs style ottomans are so cute!! I have never recovered any thing. I do think I might try your ottoman tutorial. I would love one in our dinning room.
Thanks. I dreamt about how I am going to do mine. Today putting dream into action! I remembered I have a roll of foam in the barn. Yes!!
Let us know how it turns out.
I added a link at the end of the posting that has a lot of differnt links to make ottmans out of just about anything…including soap detergent buckets!
I had planned to re-tuft a Hollywood Regency bench… One of those projects I “thought” I would enjoy. I ended up just making a slipcover for it, because I realized that tearing it apart was just going to be a mess.
I knooooooow, that’s what I am afraid of
so how about a slipcover with the padding and button tufts on the top and cording on the way down but cinched in.
I am going to try and do it. I brought a dress from a thrift store today to cut up and use for the covered button and background. LOL…upcycling. If it doesn’t work out I will take it to a professional and let him do it. I think I can do it though.