Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Slip Covered Ottomans

When redecorating your home, often the most inexpensive option isn't finding the best deal for something new... it's repurposing or redoing something you already have.

Enter my ottomans (please ignore the flaking, painted concrete basement floor).

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I registered for these suckers at Bed, Bath and Beyond before Mr. RBR and I got married. It was when these square ottomans first came out. I thought they were mega cool. Of course now these little ottomans are all over the place. Now they have cool fabrics, and even storage inside. Nope, not these. No storage. Just little square ottoman cubes. Plus they look a little boring, don't they? It's not like they're offensive. They're just... yawn.

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Well not anymore, honey!

A little fun black and white fabric (3 1/3 yards for two). Esmee by Wavery.

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Sewn into a slipcover. I have not done much of this, but you just pin it inside out and sew. Sometimes the best way to learn to do something, is just to try to do it!

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Now take a look!

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No one would ever dream of calling these two boring. They're the life of the party, er, basement!

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Speaking of basement, I owe you an update. Major progress. You know it's going to be my mom cave, right?

A before and after? You bet.

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Linking to some of these great parties.

Now go make something!

13 comments:

  1. Your slipcovers look so good! That fabric is so cute and your workmanship looks flawless.
    thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment.
    -emily
    www.nestnestingnested.blogspot

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  2. very thrifty and cute...nice job...love the black and white print. you should link this up to my fridays unfolded party @ http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/03/fridays-unfolded-8.html

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  3. Super cute! I can't sew, but your straight lines make me think even I could do that!

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  4. Brandy - Shhhhhh. I can't sew either. I've never taken a class, never used a pattern. I just pin stuff together, shove it in, and it comes out attached on the other side. lol!

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  5. Those are so cute! I have 6 bars tools crying for a makeover... only paid $12.50 each, so I've certainly gotten my money's worth, but the pleather is wearing out! Your method of covering the ottoman gives me inspiration, since my bar stools are square topped. Thank you!

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  6. They turned out beautiful. Definitely need to recover my ugly, stained yellow ottoman!

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  7. They look great I have one ready to redo but haven't found the perfect fabric yet...thanks for the motivation!

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  8. This turned out so great! I love the new look

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  9. These ottomans look fantastic in your choice of graphic fabric! Love it!

    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  10. I love them. Great idea. I have a larger ottoman that I am going to try.

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  11. Fantastic. I have a fake leather otoman that opens up at the top. Maybe I can figure out a way to apply this to that boring piece of furniture in my family room. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. This is INCREDIBLE! What a neat project. I would be delighted if you would link this up to my VIP party @ http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-6.html

    Cheers!
    Sommer

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  13. Looks fab! Every time I see one of these I think, just do it, Pam! Looks so easy.
    Thanks for inspiration, again (I will do it this time).
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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