Saturday, January 31, 2009

Ten Easy Steps to an Ottoman.

How to make an Ottoman:

No sewing required.


Step one. Build a base.

Step 2. Built frame.


Step 3. Screw down top.


Step 4. Cover top with foam and upholstery batting.


Step 6. Cover with regular quilt batting.
Step 7. Apply fabric, pull edges tight and secure with staple gun.


Step 9. Using a very long needle, add buttons and secure to the underside with staple gun.


Step 7. Add fabric to cover bottom edge.


Step 8. Add feet.Step 9. Add trim.



Step 10. Enjoy.

So what do I not like... The fabric. I wanted to use the velvety red over the whole thing, but I didn't have enough fabric. I thought the cream looked nice when I was picking out fabric from what I already had at home, but once it was on I'm not so crazy about it. Oh well. I'll probably recover it in a couple years anyway. I would say it's not bad for the first piece of furniture I made completely. It measures 36 inches by 36 inches, and it's super sturdy and comfortable.... and since I'm not crazy about the fabric I won't be as irritated when I catch the cat using it as a scratch post.

11 comments:

Lizzy said...

You never cease to amaze me . . . and make it impossible NOT to comment!

Ali said...

looks good! Agree on fabric, red looks fab! again you have made something wonderful. You are amazingly tallented xox

Ann said...

I like the feet the best. The buttons are cool, too. Ten easy steps if you are a GENIUS. Sheesh.

Kristi M. said...

So cool!! You are so awesome!

Kim said...

That looks great! I'm really going to have to make one now! :-)

Amanda said...

Wow, that turned out great! Very well done. I have a project in mind that I would love your help with. Next time you come over, I'll see if you have any ideas.

So what's next on your list of to dos? It's always most interesting (and complicated) than mine.

Kallie said...

This is awesome! You are SO talented!

Damaris said...

You continue to inspire me.
HUGS

Amber H. said...

I'm with you, I really like the top, but not crazy about the cream. Great job though! I hope you enjoy it a lot :o)

Jesse Edwards said...

you are amazing. I can't believe all that you do.

mom2kylonna said...

That is beautiful and would just lovely in my living room with my red love seat! :)