Friday, February 12, 2010

An Ottoman For My Living Room

A few months ago I posted about my ottomans, or “tuffets” as I call them, hereI showed a base for that post that was put together and it just needed paint, foam and fabric. 

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Tuesday I got some fabric that I had ordered from fabric.com.  I bought this fabric to make a window valance for an upstairs bathroom. 

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Oxford Striped Shirting in Grey/White

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P. Kaufman Aviary Toile in ebony

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Braemore Liang Silver

Here they are all together.

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Since I decided on the Braemore toile and stripe for the window valance, the Aviary toile was available for another project.  Luckily, I remembered the base I had for a tuffet in my garage and, while I had my free quart of Glidden black paint open for my coffee table, I got the wood base and painted the legs on it black.  {Don’t be peeking at the coffee table!}

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I traced the top on the foam and cut it with a serrated steak knife.  I put that on the top and then covered it with some batting, which I stapled to the underside of the round. 

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I cut out my fabric leaving enough extra fabric all the way around so that I could staple that to the underside as well.  I also did a hole in the middle to do a tufted button, but I need to find the button kit to finish that off.  I’m also thinking of adding some kind of trim.

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I had everything except for the fabric and that cost $14.98 a yard.  

So because of this:

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Listed in no particular order, but linking up with:

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land

It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri

Made It My Own at My Backyard Eden

Furniture Feature Friday at Mustard Seed Creations

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous

Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors

 

52 comments:

Maridith said...

Nice Job! I love buying fabric from fabric.com! I have never been disappointed with anything I have purchased there.

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
I love your b&w toile tuffet. I have a thing for tuffets, I really do, so I'm going to have to make one now. You've inspired me.

Have a nice weekend.

hugs
Sissie

Tammy@InStitches said...

It looks good and it will be even cuter with the button !

Jeannette said...

Morning Kathy!

Love love this; everything about it! Too bad I'm not closer I have 3 of the button cover kits??lol You've inspired me to get going on a project today! All this snow here too is keeping my shopping down to nothing! saving lots of money!!lol Have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Kirsty said...

Love it. I just love ottomans!

Gail said...

You did a nice job! Love your choice of fabric. I'll have to check out fabric.com.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Design Esquire said...

It looks great! I love the fabric.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

I really like that tuffet and all of the fabric is wonderful!!!

You have such wonderful ideas!!

((Hugs))

The Stylish House said...

Kathy,
cute tuffet! I adore toile and, and this turned out great.
Cathy

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

hi kathy... i hope you are digging out slowly from the snow!

you did a great job with the ottoman... the fabric is beautiful!

as always i am in awe!
have a great... snow storm free weekend!
patricia

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Turned out great! That's my favorite thing about snow days. Getting to craft without the guilt of feeling you need to be doing something else!

kim said...

Love the fabric you chose. Good job. I will have to try that some time.

One Cheap B*tch said...

That came out beautiful! You should really put something like this on Etsy. =)

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

So completely adorable!! Don't you love a day when you can't do anything else but hang at home? Lucky you had all the materials you needed to make the day productive!! Janell

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

I love the tuffet! I could think of a thousand and one uses for it too. I may have to copy this idea in green!
Have an awesome Valentine's Day Kathy!!!!

inadvertent farmer said...

Great job...LOVE black and white! Kim

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love it! I like the material you chose. I will have to go check out fabric.com because I need some material for a few small projects I hope to get to soon.

Great job!

~ Tracy

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

So cute!!! Love the fabric. I've been out taking pictures of the snow also,we don't get much here in Texas.
Daphne Nicole

Jennifer said...

It looks beautiful... love the fabric choice!! The snow is always good for something! ;)

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Adorable! They're finally predicting snow for us. It's so rare that I probably won't do anything but play in it, crossing fingers that it'll be enough to play in. Have a nice weekend!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Kathy~
What an excellent use of snowdays!
That turned out great. Love the fabrics.
Have a great weekend.
Donna

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Great job on this Miss Muffet...I mean Kathy! Really a cute piece and I love the fabric choice!

Christina said...

LOVE IT Kathy!!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Nice job...love the fabric.

Marianne@Songbird said...

What wonderful Fabrics you choose! I love them. And the stool is looking great too of course.

Sarah said...

Looks great!

pk @ Room Remix said...

What a cute little tuffet! Aren't you happy that it stormed now? :-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful fabric. I love the little stool too. Hugs, Marty

Wendy said...

Wow! That looks great! you did a fabulous job, it is so pretty! We are having some (alot)of snow here, too :)
wendy

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

It looks great. I really like all of your fabrics . Can't wait to see your next project.

Lou Cinda said...

Oh Kathy, I LOVE this! The fabric is great! I really love it!

Snow is good for keeping us inside getting things done!

Lou Cinda

FleaMarketTrixie said...

I love it, love the fabric

Blue Creek Home said...

You worked your magic on that tuffet. It looks great, as does all of your projects!

I couldn't help it...I did peek at the coffee table. I sure would love to see the whole thing soon!!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Rhonda

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kathy, the ottoman turned out great! When your snowed in you can get alot done. The snow is beautiful...Happy Valentine's Day! Kristen

2sisters said...

It turned out darling! I love your tuffet. Sometimes I guess being snowed in isn't that bad!
teri

Lisa said...

Love it! Toile is so yummy!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Ohh great fabric! So you mean to tell me I'm sitting here waiting to find an ottoman when I could be making one?!? Oh. :)

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

It's adorable! ;)
Cindy at Lakewood

Paula said...

Love it...and love the fabrics!
The perfect way to make the best of **snow** :)

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

The stool looks beautiful!!

Blessed Mama said...

Love it! I soooo need one of those in our master bedroom! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Room to Inspire said...

The snow did you good! What a great tuffet - the fabric is simply perfect.

Chelsea

HeathahLee said...

You inspire me, you do! I have an ottoman project that has been haunting me for over a year...maybe I'll get to it before summer!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh, Kathy, I LOVE it! I adore that fabric. GORGEOUS!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I love your tuffets! That one would make Ms. Muffet proud :)! The fabrics are great too. One of them reminds me of some fabric I chose for my bedroom curtains. Makes me want to go get busy with making them!

L.Duncan@home23duncanboys said...

Very nicely done! Don't you just love snow days?!

BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today!

Fifi Flowers said...

Love those kind of projects!

Screaming Meme said...

I love it! I made one years ago...It reminded me of how fun it was!!! :) I may need to make another one for our new house...:) Thanks for the idea!

Hi, My name is Meme from Screaming Meme...I'd love to invite you to my blog...It is about decorating and my life...:) Hope to see you there!
www.thescreamingmeme.blogspot.com

I also have a new blog called This Family's Gone Crackers...It is about a "normal" family going insanely GLUTEN FREE! Hilarious! It gives ideas and suggestions on all things GF...
www.thisfamilysgonecrackers.blogspot.com

I hope to see you there...Meme

Meg said...

Very cute. I am inspired. I have a fear of re-covering furniture in any way. Hopefully I will get over it to make something cute like this!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

The fabric you used is so pretty. You made something special out of something very ordinary. Nice work, Kathy.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Very cute! Love your fabric choices! Sweet little tuffet!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

and I meant to say before I accidentally posted...Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

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