I found this ottoman at a neighborhood sale. It was brand new except that there was a huge footprint right in the middle of the top of it. It is just a slip covered piece so I brought it home and washed the cover. When I was ironing it, I realized it came from IKEA. I don't think it had ever really been used. It was plain Jane canvas, sort of baggy like a potato sack, but it had potential.
I used painter's tape to do the stripes. I wanted to add some pizazz and detail. I used pewter gray acrylic paint. My fellow dealer asked me why I don't use fabric paint for these projects. My reply? Have you ever gotten acrylic paint on your clothes? It doesn't come out. And I promise you, what this slip cover went through to be ironed and steamed and re-ironed and re-steamed, that paint is on there to stay.
I used one of my Maison de Stencils grain sack stencils. I have made many projects with this very stencil. This is the same stencil I used to do my French bar stools, one of my most popular posts. To see that project click here. I also did another ottoman using drop cloth with this stencil. To see that project click here. To view the complete catalog of this wonderful stencil designer go to http://maisondestencils.com/. I have purchased many stencils from them and I absolutely love every one of them.
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