Friday, July 9, 2010

Fluffing my nest

You may not have seen my Goodwill transformation of coffee table to ottoman.  Here is the completed project:

While shopping at JoAnn Fabrics, I stumbled upon this cute fabric.  I couldn't believe it when I found out it was only $3.00/yard.  I wasn't for sure what I was going to do with it but felt I needed to have some.  This is what I came up with:

I lived with the white slipcover on the ottoman for a while.  I don't know about you, but I like the house to appear clean.  Notice I did not say clean just appear.  Because my kids leave toys and books about and I just get too tired at bedtime to clean up, I decided I needed a slipcover that allows me to hide the kids toys under the slipcover.  Let me say it is amazing how much you can shove under an ottoman.

Once the ottoman slipcover was done, I knew the couch needed pillows.  I recovered the pillows from the top picture.  I decided to join the rosette crazy and made two smaller pillows.  I put the rosettes on with safety pins from the inside.  I know it sounds weird but I like to change things up.

I thought this fabric seemed so summery.  It added a punch of sunshine.  What do you think?

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  1. This is so darling! I like how you made coordinating pillows and added the flowers to the plain ones. I'd love it you'd link this up with Fabric Fun Thursday :).

  2. I love the ottoman slipcover, I recently bought one off of craigslist for $10. However the person had a had and it scratched up the top a bit. Im not a good seamstress by any means...was the slipcover hard to make? Oh and I love that fabric...its really nice and colorful and could last through a few seasons. Great job!

  3. Thanks for sharing. I've been looking for a small table to do this too. Wish me luck.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  4. I love it! Lucky you, finding such amazing fabric. I always find the leftovers from 1970 on sale. ;-( LOL.


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