As you can see on the picture above my ottoman was screaming for a new dress. This piece of furniture was given to me for nothing. It had a faux leather fabric and it had some torn pieces held together with some black duct tape on one side. Well this September I felt it was time to enhance this great ottoman which holds all of my grand-daughters craft items in it. .
I visited my ex-husband's upholstery shop looking for a fabric for the ottoman. After I explained to him my upholstery idea on the ottoman, he was nice enough to say that I could choose any fabric I wanted from the back of the store for free. Now in case you didn't know, my ex-husband is a custom upholsterer. He is "THE" pro to call when you need your furniture redone.
I could not decline at the offer but after 2 hours going through hundreds of fabrics I chose this one. Its a chocolate brown poka dot, but he only had enough for the top. So I headed to the mall looking for a chocolate brown fabric for the bottom...I did not find one, so I settled for this lighter brown shade.
Not bad but my ottoman looks so much nicer and I am tickled pink because it turned out great and it only took me 3 hours to do. So much nicer than that black faux look. I am going to hot glue some chocolate brown buttons on the sides around the bottom trim to give it a nicer twist on it.
From trash to treasure...for nothing....that's my kind of bargins.