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Saturday, October 13, 2012

New Ottoman Cover

I finally finished it. It was NOT easy! And, yes, I changed my mind about the skirt fabric. My mind is forever changing. But the pink stripe didn't look as good as I thought it would when I took it out and really gave it a good look against the other fabrics in the cover. But then I came upon this little chevron-type fabric and it  really looked lots better and cuter. I cannot begin to tell you how much fabric I've given away lately. It was time to admit I'd never use all of it ever. I gave several boxes full of fabric to the thrift store and bags full to a friend in our church. I still have some left but it gives me enough that I can make a few things without having to buy more fabric. I truly am scaling down.

I'll never use 4 fabrics again to do an ottoman.

I could not get it tight/snug enough so I had to tie it to the legs. If I were smart, I'd redo it, but no one ever accused me of being smart. ;-) You'll notice hubs' shadow of his long, strong legs on the right. He had to put a cluster of his rimrod grapes on there. He's such a stylist! LOL Noooo, he really isn't.

What is interesting about this fabric is how the artist designed a series of dots and pink and white to make it look like a chevron when view from afar. While hand hemming this and being up close to the fabric I could see how the dots and the positioning of pinks and white made it look that way. Amazing.


Look at the clever lace design in each of these hanging lamps.

A bedroom in a dilapidated vintage room.

Cupcakes for a king or queen. How cute!

Another dilapidated room, which seems to be all the rage now.

That huge iron pot sure makes a statement in this yard. Beautiful.

This is actually a manageable idea for a picnic at your favorite park, just take your own table, chairs and hanging lamp. I quite like it, but it'd be Love Bunny doing all the moving and lifting. I don't think he'd be too keen on that. ;-)

Lovin' the colors in this one.

I have some hat boxes like those.

Wouldn't you love an outdoor shower like this one?

One of the most adorable spots I've ever seen.
Linking up with Create with Joy and SSS WOW and Open House Party.


  1. I admire you for even attempting an ottoman cover. Mine would never even come close to looking as pretty!! Thank you also for the additional eye candy.

  2. Hello Connie....Love how your ottoman turned out. Lovely! And the special spot by the window? Charming. You have such a nice eye for decorating. Susan

  3. Hey Connie!!!!
    I for one, LOVE your cover!
    Tis beautious for sure.
    xo, Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  4. Your ottoman cover is so pretty! You're very patient! I love that last photo with the welcoming table set near the window. I love those green chairs! That picnic spot certainly looks inviting!

  5. This is just lovely!!! I adore the colourful lovelies youre showing here!!! The old rooms are fabulous! The ottoman is sweet, the patterns are so girly!


  6. I love the way your ottoman/footstool turned out. The way you set the fabrics is so pretty. Very high end looking.
    Blessings Paula

  7. I've not been able to like the chipped paint, torn wallpaper, raggady rugs...all of which say PARIS.....and all say POPULAR STYLE right now. That's ok....a lot of people don't like my red kitchen and black and white tile, either. ;)))
    I do like your ottoman...must have been a lot of work.

  8. your ottoman turned out really nice!!!!!! I am thinking that I just may have to make a cover for mine!!!!! It is on rollers and it seems to be the favorite toy of my students' siblings while they wait for the student to finish their piano lessons.


  9. It looks great! You did a bang-up job, my friend.


  10. I love that fabric! The chevron-looking one ... fascinating. I had to look back and forth between the two photos to see that they are, indeed, the same!

    Love your blog ... following!

  11. Hi Connie, Your ottoman is beautiful! I wouldn't let my hubby put his grapes, or his shoes, on it! Not after all that work. I am loving those green chairs in the outdoor dining photo. What a happy scene that would be on a nice spring day. Linda

  12. Connie, the ottoman is simply lovely!!!!!!!!
    I posted Halloween Chalk board to this party. Following your page now. Follow me too at And share a Facebook like to my box there if you have time. Sweet! Thanks for posting:)


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