You may remember months back, in the summer, when I started the re-upholstery project of an old, ugly storage ottoman I'd had for years.
I don't know where the thing came from, but it was at my parents' place and I adopted it, as a vanity stool for my bedroom. Later, it became a media cabinet for my stereo, and when I left home, it served as a stool again, but stored all the sentimental things from my infancy.
The ottoman was a homemade piece from someone and while not attractive, certainly served a purpose. I found some gorgeous textured fabric this summer and began the process of upholstering it. Unfortunately, due to not having a sewing machine at the time, the project was put on hold. However, by the time I got a sewing machine this fall, the base had become buried in our garage due to an unexpected construction project sitting unfinished in our storage room, by the builder.
Anyhow, I've gotten my second wind, and hopefully, will get working on it this weekend, if I can track it down. I have had the top sitting in the spare bedroom closet for months and love how it's turned out. I hope the base will make me equally as happy.
As well, I think I have a great place for it in the new house - in lieu of leather cube ottomans in the front entrance... this ottoman will serve as a bench, and storage!
PJ 254 – salvaged summer decorating
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