Sunday, November 21, 2010

From Trash to Treasure




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.



 

2 comments:

  1. Oh!! It looks incredible! Great job!!! (as always!)

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  2. it's amazing what you can find and redo!

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