Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ottoman Makeover in Burlap

I found this little gem last week at a sale at the very end of the day.  As soon as I saw it, I envisioned it in black with burlap.  That doesn't happen often, but when something speaks to me that loudly, I listen.
Of course, I didn't think burlap was enough so I put a transfer on it using my Lesley Riley Transfer Artist Paper which I have done my last two posts on.  When transferring an image onto fabric, it can't be beat.  I used a Graphics Fairy image using a full size page.
Here is the before pic of the way I found this little piece.
Here is a recap of the makeover.
Unscrew seat and remove old yucky fabric.           

Paint wood the color of your choice.  Cut a piece of burlap and a piece of osnaburg fabric the same size to fit the top of the seat.  

First lay down the osnaburg so it is your first layer on your seat cushion and then the burlap.  Turn the seat over and staple in place so that the seat has new clean fabric.

Copy an image of your choice using the mirror image setting and transfer it onto a piece of osnaburg that is a little larger so you can create a fringe edge.

Use tacky glue to glue the transferred image to the burlap.  I went around the edge of the image and then spread the glue in a grid pattern on the back side of the osnaburg so I got even adhesion to the burlap.
I then tacked the image in the corners with a little baste stitch to keep it secure.

Using the thin grosgrain ribbon I made a border on my transferred image.  I glued the ribbon down and in the corners I did a little tack stitch to hold my mitered corner in place.
Next I screwed the seat cushion back on the base, and, voila, I had a new ottoman.  This project took no time at all and I love the results.
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13 comments:

DJAjewels said...

Another beautiful make-over Maggie. As always I enjoy your posts!
Irene

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Wow, that's quite a change from the way you found it! Another great transformation, Maggie!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks great, Maggie! I love it. I jump on these footstools when I see them, too. They make for quick makeovers and people seem to like them in the booth. I'll have to try burlap next time since I seem to have quite a bit of it here.

A Paris Flea said...

The attention to details makes this one tres chic!!! happiness~~Mickie

Bente said...

Love this and love your blog. I`m your follower nr 500.

Have a great weekens

Bliss said...

Good thing you listened when it spoke, because I like what it had to say too.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love your little footstool. you've given me ideas for one I have waiting for a makeover.

srpprcrftr said...

I am seeing so much black and it looks so sophisticated, love it. Love how you did the seat with burlap and the osnaburg. I use osnaburg quite often for my images to transfer onto. It's nice looking fabric. holds up well. Your ottoman looks like new, great save. Happy weekend

Danni SiloHillFarm said...

I love that you listen when stuff speaks to you! Turned out the stool knew what it was talking about!! I love it Maggie and I hope you are all doing well and gearing up for the holidays!

Susie said...

Maggie, You saved the sad little bench. It looks so much better. xoxo,Susie

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Cute Maggie. That is a great stool. What is osnaburg fabric?

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Maggie,

It's a beautiful ottoman now.
I love the transformation :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It's beautiful, you really are the furniture whisperer! Everything is always unique and gorgeous

Carol