Wednesday, November 14, 2012

No Sew Ottoman Redo

 
 
 
 
 
After purchasing our new white Ikea sofa, we were in need of an ottoman for the room.  This is where we watch tv, and we really like to put our feet up.  We also like to put a tray on the ottoman for our coffee.
 

We borrowed the large leather ottoman that went with the chair in our living room. 
We knew this was only temporary.
 
 
 Then we went shopping for a new ottoman - until we came to our senses, and realized we need to
stop. spending. money.
 
Christmas is coming people.  And Dave Ramsey would not be pleased.  We needed to make do. 
 
Hence, our make-do ottoman.
 
 
 We have had this ottoman for many years. 
 
 Here it is in our old apartment.
 
 
The old girl was terribly frayed.
 
 
 
She had seen better days.
 
 
This was my first attempt to cover the poor girl.  (Keep me away from the sewing machine - please).
 
 
I needed to find a cheap, no-sew option.
 
My daughter and I hit Joann Fabric. 
 We found nothing I liked. 
 
Then we went to Hobby Lobby.
And found nothing I liked.
So I settled.
 
I found a faux suede that I liked for the color and softness.
 
I didn't want a bold print because I like a calm serene room, and I like to change it up with pillows. 
 
I got to work with my trusty utility knives.
 
 
First I cut off the roping edge.
 
 
The corners gave me a little trouble.  But I finally removed it all.   Then I cut away the excess fabric for a smoother edge.
 

Next I simply cut the fabric leaving a few inches on each side, and stapled the 2 long sides.
 
 
 
I folded the ends gift wrap style.  I had to work on it to remove the wrinkles.  I ended up fixing this.
 
 
 
Then I stapled the ends.
 
 
 Here I am - hoping for the best.
 
 
 
And here is the result. 
 
 Total cost - $10 (with a 40% off coupon).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I. Love. It.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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32 comments:

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    1. You are fast girl! Thanks Sandie, I always love your comments, and your blog ALWAYS makes me smile!

      Gloria

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  2. I think you did a great job with this - blah totally get the spending thing. Given that you settled for the colour I think it goes well, well done.

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    1. Every time I finish I project, there is another I want to do. But that nasty budget just keeps getting in the way!

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  3. I love it too! And look, it even matches the lamp! :) That room is so coming together, it is looking beautiful. Well done my friend. Diane

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    1. Thanks so much Diane. It does match the lamp!

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  4. It suits your room perfectly! When you can use what you already have, it's always a good solution. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. I am definately happy with it. Thank you so much for checking out my blog Jeanette!

      Gloria

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  5. There ya go! It looks great. :)

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    1. Once in a while I get it right Stacey! (just wish it were more often)! Ha. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Gloria

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  6. I love it!! It looks great with your new sofa.
    ~Cindy

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  7. Hi!! Thanks so much for following me back,and for the comments. Now, I have a questions, how do I get rid of the word verification? I didn't know it was on there but I will sure try to get rid of it. Thanks and Have a great day!! Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa, Go to settings. Then click comments and posts. Scroll down to "word verification" and click "no". Hope that helps.

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  8. Hi, Gloria - you seriously need to be the next Domestic Diva. By the way, those floors are exquisite.

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    1. Jenna, It was great seeing you today. I'll be checking your blog as soon as I catch up on comments!

      gloria

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  9. Wow! You did a great job on redoing your ottoman! Love the color and it looks so good with your white sofa. It's just the perfect height, too. Your kind of reupholstering is the only kind I can handle, too!

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    1. I fail every time I try to sew. Thank God for a staple gun!

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  10. Wow it looks great. Staple guns rock.

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    1. Haha, they really do rock! Now a sewing machine - well let's just say I'd like to hit mine with a rock!

      Gloria

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  11. Great thrifty thinking. I love Dave Ramsey. He changed my life.

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  12. That turned out just great, what a splendid job you did. I also love your wood floors, they remind me of my own:)

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  13. What a NIFTY THRIFTY makeover...looks GREAT!!! Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for sharing at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. Good for you. It looks great with the pretty Ikea sofa. Well done!

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  15. Your ottoman looks great. It's the perfect addition to your room!! You did a fabulous job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)

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  16. Love the no sew!!!! Pinned:) Following you now and liked you on Facebook:) Follow me to at www.sewsweetvintage.com I posted "dolled up" to crafty texas girls!

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  17. Very nice! Love the ottoman. love DR too! Good for you on finding an inexpensive alternative. It looks great and you saved $$$
    via CLH(tweak it tues) -Pat

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  18. I love the room! I am looking to purchase a white sofa from Ikea... how does the white hold up?

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  19. Gloria ~ I just wanted to let you know that I featured you at this week's linky party at Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ have a lovely week! Fondly, Mary Beth

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  20. Leslee in TennesseeDecember 5, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Great concept! I know, because I did the same thing, well, almost the same, to a large ottoman we have here, which was previously a slipcovered ottoman that went with our white Norwalk slipcover sofa. We no longer have it, and have sofas that are, one in a darker fabric, and the other brown leather. I used the ottoman (without the slipcover), but a remnant of coordinating fabric at JoAnn, trimmed it to size, and stapled it all around underneath, using a similar manipulation on the ends, as you! No sewing, and quite honestly, it turned out quite nicely! It's used for feet also, and a serving tray when needed. The white slipcover on it before, soiled so easily, and when I washed it the first time, it shrunk... so was never very satisfactory. So glad I didn't sell the ottoman when I sold the sofa!!

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Gloria