Monday, December 17, 2012

Ottoman

I will be the first person to admit that I am not very skilled at upholstery.

While I can sew apparel and have done a lot of quilting, skill at upholstery evades me.
But that doesn't stop me from trying.


This is the ugly ottoman I found at a yard sale.  It was in pretty good shape and very sturdy...and only five bucks!


I took the sucker apart, which eventually involved a rachet wrench (not
pictured here) which was pretty exciting.  I *heart* rachet wrenches!


This is a pic of a rachet wrench, which I obtained from the Google. 


Anyway, I took the whole thing apart, then took my pretty fabric (which wasn't quite wide enough) and sewed a band of dropcloth around it.  (I am not as talented with dropcloth as this lady, but I try.)


The legs were some kind of resin composite, so I'm not sure how well the paint will stick, but I painted 'em anyway.


You can see my hideously crooked seam here.  Go ahead...judge me.


But the top looks good, and that's what I was focusing on.

9 comments:

  1. looks not so hideous anymore!!
    PS- won't say anything about the seam.

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  2. Good job. I am terrified of upholstering. I just bite my lip and pay the upholsterer the big bucks.

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  3. Oooh, I like the sound of a ratchet wrench! My upholstery skills are limited to just covering the seats of our dining room chairs...in other words, non-existent!

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  4. Just the fact you can sew puts you in a whole league I will never belong too.

    Bliss

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  5. The top and the legs are all that really count anyway :)and both of those look good!

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful. But my boys would spill juice on it the first 3 minutes.

    I can't wait to have real furniture again! And when I can, I'm calling you.

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  7. I have an amazing amount of respect for anyone who can sew...at all. It was Linda's Pillowpalooza that reminded me why I call my sewing machine Damien. Your ottoman looks fabulous!

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Your comment makes me feel twenty years younger and thirty pounds lighter!