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Ottoman Empire; Updated Ottoman idea, Guest Post

20 May 2010

Before I get to the post I wanted to let you know that I will be changing made2create to karapaslaydesigns.blogspot.com.  Please update me address if you get the chance!!  THANKS!!!!

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 This old ottoman (below) has doubled as a stool during the 2 year long renovation of our home. It's covered in joint compound and paint splatters, giving evidence of its obvious misuse. No doubt it is time for a major 
makeover.

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 I could have striped the old fabric and opted for a complete overhaul, but I chose to create an "oh, so easy" slip cover! First, I chose scrap pieces of fabric and laid them out over the ottoman changing their positions until I was pleased with the look.

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Next I used chalk to outline exactly where the fabric hit the edge of the ottoman. Then I cut the fabric leaving about 1 inch of play.

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 Then I sewed. . . .OK, OK, I used the fusible iron-on tape! BUT, I will sew it all together eventually. . . probably. . . maybe. :) Anyway I "attached" it all together.

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After everything was secure, I placed the "top" back on the ottoman. Last, I took a strip of the brown fabric and wrapped it around the ottoman using pins and the extra 1 inch play to secure the top of the slipcover to the "skirt." Since I was using the fusible tape I found it easier to iron the fabric together a few inches at a time WHILE it was still on the ottoman. Finally I painted the legs white and distressed them a bit.

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And there you have it, a new piece of furniture practically for FREE!

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5 comments:

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] May 20, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

I just stumbled across your blog, and I am so excited by your ideas!! My husband and I are in the process of moving across the country, and I am hoping to do quite a bit of remodeling once we get out there. . . The ottoman is amazing!!! :]

Meg and Mum's December 3, 2010 at 1:03 AM  

This ottoman is so cute. You've done a wonderful job and it looks great with the chair.
Megs :)

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