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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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