Thursday, January 06, 2011

Customizing the Ottoman

The before picture, of course. The white ottoman from IKEA, now discontinued, but luckily I got mine just in time. But white is a bit difficult for keeping clean when feet and dogs use the spot. So it was in my mind from the beginning to cover the footstool and make it more mine.


Plus the foam top was pretty hard and stiff and needed more cush, so I added a two inch layer of foam, covered with high loft batting, plus a pieced quilted top. I ran out of time and energy for the day and will add a pleated skirt and welting later.  It's just pinned in place for now, and I'll try and sew it on straighter than this.


13 comments:

  1. Melody it's fabulous! Love the colors and what you can do it what seems like a heartbeat.

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  2. Oh this is just gorgeous. What fun!

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  3. I really love the colors of your room!

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  4. Anonymous2:51 AM

    PURE AWESOMENESS!

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  5. That is so gorgeous! It's so much nicer than the plain white and will match that bedroom perfectly.

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  6. The striped piping is spectacular!

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  7. I would have run out of steam far before you. The colors as usual are beautiful!

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  8. What a transformation! As they say, it's all in the details.

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  9. OMG OMG this is gonna be fantastic!!!!!

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  10. oh - and if you took some pix of how you "cushed out" the stool when you remove the cover of sewing, I would LOVE to see how you did it!

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