Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Whatever Wednesday: Ottoman Makeover

I am really into redoing my furniture right now. In the past month I have already a chair, dresser and now an ottoman. And I plan on doing two other chairs. I have had the same furniture for 6 1/2 years, I guess I was just ready for a change!

I found a great chair at a garage sale for $7.50 (all it needed was a cleaning, yay!!). We wanted to keep the ottoman that went with the other chair, but I wasn't digging the red so much with the chair. Well the same day that I found the chair, I found some awesome fabric (2 yards of it!!) for $2, so I used that.

This is what it looked like before:
And here is the after:
It's not perfect, but I really like the color of it! I just sewed the fabric directly onto the ottoman. I didn't want to deal with taken it off and all.

And here are the two of them together, I basically paid $10 for them! (Not including the pillow)
Seriously, I love garage sales!!

I'm linking this post to these parties

18 comments:

Looking Glass Jewels said...

They look great together! And what a good deal! You go girl!

I've never recovered anything... I am not very good at anything but hand sewing, and that's only because I'm scared of my sewing machine! Pathetic, really. :)

~Amanda @Looking Glass Jewels

Melissa said...

They look cozy!!

Sarah said...

Nice work, it looks great!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love the ottoman -- I so need to find one!

Denise said...

LuV LUV "thrifting"aka yard sales! Looks like you are giving your home a makeover:O Thanks for the inspiration!
Happy Wednesday

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Wow, amazing work! I love it!

Kari said...

They look good together. I am always scared of mixing fabrics but I see other people do it and it looks awesome. Great job!

Pat Newton said...

Keep it up Kaysi! Good job.

Julie said...

Wow, what a great job on the ottoman! I have never re-done furniture, and this looks fantastic!

Bonnie said...

Nicely done. I'm on the lookout for a round ottoman to do the same thing. Very nice.

Lanie Ree said...

Wow, your ottoman re-do looks great! I am so excited to go garage sale-ing tomorrow :)

Thanks for linking this up to A Little Creative Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Looks great! I love the color too!


Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

What a great find! The ottoman turned out cute!

Thanks for linking up!

Pink and Polka Dot said...

great job! looks fabulous!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That looks awesome!! I am so with you on the garage sales...I live for Saturday morning!! Thanks for linking up!!

malia said...

looks great! hi from tip me tuesday (-:

{All Thingz Related} said...

Augh...who doesn't love a new piece! THanks for linking up to Anything Related!
~Bridgette

Misty said...

You did a great job on the ottoman, Kaysi!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!