Wednesday, December 19, 2012

French Grain Sack Ottoman

I don't know what it is about ottomans, but I love them and they seem to be very popular especially the size of the one we just finished.  This is large enough to be used as a coffee table as well.
I used one of my grain sack stencils from Maison de Stencils, but it wasn't quite wide enough so I masked off some stripes and added a little width to the pattern.
I cut out a large square of a drop cloth and placed it over the top of the ottoman and cut out a piece for the top.  I stenciled that and then we tacked it down to the sides of the ottoman.  When the top was secure, I measured the length I needed for the skirt using the hemmed side of the drop cloth.  For the top of the skirt, I folded it down and pressed it so I had a finished edge.  It didn't quite go all the way around so I covered one side of the ottoman and then tacked the long piece of drop cloth around and tacked it over the one completed side.  We used roofing nails instead of upholstery tacks.  The industrial look is really in right now and I thought they would fit with the look I was going for.
This is the before picture of the piece.  It was clean and sturdy but the fabric was very dated.  Notice it had a pillow top.  I ignored that and just tacked the top piece of fabric to make it all snug and one piece.
It was easy to stencil on the drop cloth and everything I have done so far like this has retained the painted surface and has not worn off.  Have you ever gotten acrylic craft paint on your clothes?  I have, and I can tell you it does not wash out.
Thanks for stopping by.


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                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
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                                    Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sandy Hook, A Blogger Day of Silence



Sunday, December 16, 2012

Burlap and Toile

Today I visited my favorite flea market and found some new dealers who had some wonderful stuff.  Although I did not buy this chair, I love the combination of the burlap with the black and white toile, and the dealers were kind enough to let me snap some photos of their space.  They were nice young men and one of them recovered this chair himself.  I think he did a pretty good job for his first attempt at recovering a chair, and this was not an easy one to tackle.  I have a few more photos that I will share another day.  These dealers had some great ideas.  Thanks for visiting.



I'm partying at...


Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy    
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
                                     Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Wednesdays     Savvy Southern Style
                                           
Thursdays        The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors

Sundays           My 1928 Charmer Sunday's Best