I have been gone so long! I hate that too. I really thought once I updated computers I would be able to blog more often. However, life has been happening and that definitely comes first. I’m trying to knock off a lot of items on my ever-growing “to do” list.
One of those things was recovering an ottoman we bought at Target with some gift cards back when we got married (5 years ago!) It was a faux leather, lightly colored, and just didn’t wear very well. Here is a before picture:
I purchased some fabric quite a while ago while Joann Fabrics was having a 50% off sale on their red tag fabrics (kind of the clearance). I always look for fabric there first to see if they have anything I like. They had this heavyweight brushed twill fabric in a khaki color – perfect! I think I paid $5 for two yards of fabric which was more than enough. Here are some pictures of the recovering process:
After this I decided I wanted to add a small trim to the ottoman to dress it up just a bit. I went back to my favorite fabric store and found some trim on clearance for $0.97/yd. I ended up needing about 2.5 yards.
Here is the mostly finished product:
I just realized when I was putting this post together that I haven’t taken a final picture, but this will do. You get the idea!
I would say it was a pretty easy project, but the trim about killed me. The recovering part was easy, but it took me three nights to finish the trim because I had to do it by hand, and it was hot so my hands got sweaty, and it was just sort of a beating. I’m glad I added it though because I think it finishes it off nicely.