Friday, June 8, 2012

French Grain Sack Ottoman

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  I have purchased many stencils from them and I absolutely love every one of them. 

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Judy Ann Lincicum said...

Miss Maggie, you are so talented and I love your energy. I especially love these stools from start to finish. Good job!

Cozy Little House said...

Maggie, it's gorgeous! I wish I had this talent. Paint and I don't mix well.

NanaDiana said...

WHAT a find! Holy cow! That is just beautiful...and I love it! Great job on the painting/stenciling. xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Maggie! It doesn't even look like a stencil, but if I remember right, you said you fill in the gaps so it doesn't look like a stencil. Is that right?

Tammy said...

You did such a great job! Thanks so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend:)

Debi said...

This is a great tutorial, I was wondering if you would link it in my Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Here is the link:

I would love to have anything that you would like to link.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

Debi said...

I love this slipcover. Thank you so much for linking with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
Adorned From Above

Isabelle Thornton said...

Amazing job! I love it!
Thanks so much for linking to the French party.
Come back anytime you want on Monday.