Thursday, May 1, 2008

My First Furniture Re-do

Pretty sad huh? We have had our furniture for almost 8 years. The ottoman has taken a beating. It has too many stains to mention. I have been really annoyed with it lately. So I decided to take The Nester's idea of window mistreatments and see if I could do it with my ottoman. Anybody who knows me knows that I am SO NOT creative!

I started by cutting the fabric (is was duck cloth I think, is that what it is called?) and cutting it to the right size, just touching the floor on each side.

I then tucked the ends under, kind of like making a bed.

Then I used upholstery tacks to hold it. I hammered them in. It was trickier than I thought it was going to be.

This is the finished project for now. It isn't the greatest, but I don't have to look at or be embarrassed by the drooled red candy dye that was on it and is now hidden!


The Nester said...

Nice job on the corners! I like how you used the tacks!

Caroline said...

Wow, you got a comment from the Nester...major. The ottoman looks nice by the way, and I lo-o-ove the previous posts about Jakey and J-nice's hair, priceless. I need to get to posting too.

Blessings From Above said...

I think the ottoman looks great! Very impressive.

By the way, Jakey looks to cute taking his nap on the floor. So prescious!

Sarah said...

Looks great, Nan! You are so creative! What's next? Thanks for your comment on my blog! Once I feel I can share the news, I'll blog again more. RIght now, it is what I want to blog about but I feel it's too early! Love ya!

Caroline said...

That crazy Sarah, she's funny. Hello - everyone can see your comment! Wonder what she's talking about?