Friday, July 9, 2010

Before & After - Ottoman

I had been searching high and low for a coffee table for a while. I really wanted a lucite one but it didn't fit the budget and I couldn't find one around here anyway. I settled for an upholstered one. I found this ottoman at Zellers on clearance for $24.99. I liked the shape and size so I took it home but I couldn't stand the dark pleather.

So I bought some fabric and recovered it. It isn't perfect but I'm really happy with how it turned out.

The fabric is really soft but it is a dog hair magnet! I was always happy that Beaufort was barely shedding but with all this humidity he is losing fur like crazy! Nothing a lint brush can't fix I guess! I think the buttons need to be pulled a bit tighter so I'll fix that.

It was really easy to do. I'd give instructions on how to do it, but I came across these from High-heeled Foot in the Door. She did pretty much the same thing and listed a great how-to.

Well, off to do some more scraping before it gets too hot! Enjoy the weekend!


  1. Jane! You read my mind, I have the dark pleather too and have been telling Mark we should cover I know we can! That looks awesome! Just need some fabric that is baby proof? Any suggestions?

    p.s. it's Rae, I have been using anonymous because my acct isn't working.

  2. Thanks for your comments Rae! It was really easy to do. Baby proof fabric... what color? I'll keep my eyes open. I can help you make one if decide to!

  3. Jane, I love the ottoman! I was actually looking at a leather one a few weeks ago but decided want to spend the money on one right now. I am definitely going to keep my eyes open for a pleather one! I hope you are enjoying our summer so far! I may have a few nursery questions to ask as ours gets under way!

  4. What about microfiber?? I think that is what it's called... My couch is that material and it wipes off everything...but I may wait to cover it until I get a new couch...but i would love a printed fabric..again not sure if I am using the right term. Some funky design is what I mean....p.s. So jealous of how close you were to AIDEN! Awesome pics:)

  5. Rae- I wanted a printed fabric too but our selection on pei is pretty slim.. things are a little old fashioned. Microfiber would be very forgiving and easy to work with. What colors are you thinking?

  6. I love the ottoman! I need to get rid of all my pleather...going to be a big job! You've inspired me...I'm on the lookout for one:)

  7. wow Jane! Impressive, I'll have to get over to see it! Great job!!


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