Thursday, February 18, 2010

What I'm Working On: A Sneak Peek

This is what I am working on now.... I wanted to share the BEFORE photos, but they are on the other computer... so I will share them when I do the big reveal.

I've had this piece since I was a teen.  I stole it from my parent's basement, and I think they were storing for a friend who never came back for his belongings...It is by far, the most handmade piece of furniture I have ever owned.  In fact, if you look carefully at the picture above, you'll see that the two pieces of wood forming the bottom, don't even match up.... yeah....anyhow, I'm not about to re-invent the wheel here, the thing is beyond STURDY, I am just looking to add a new, less ripped fabric.

Speaking of fabric, this is the one that I am using:
This picture doesn't even do it justice.  It's a gorgeous, very light silvery green blue (it looks a lot more steely, grey blue here).  The geometric pattern in the fabric adds a fun little texture and pattern.
Here's a pic to give you a better view of what it will look like when it's finished.  I haven't measured this yet, but I am pretty sure it will end up at the front door. The ottoman there right now, is a little too small in scale, and could be better used next to the couch!

It's already on wheels, but I might replace them with newer ones that won't scratch the dark wood floors!

If anyone has done a piece like this, I'd love tips on how to finish the base.  I am thinking I will need to sew all 4 panels of fabric together to form a loop.  Staple it to the bottom.  Tuck the foam in on each side.  Wrap the edges up, and staple into place....



**Frugal Contessa** said...

Love the nail heads! I wish I could offer advice on finishing it, but I would probably do you more harm than good. Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

i was wondering if anyone would notice them... I purposely left out the close-up of the nail head trim, hoping it might provide for a more dramatic "AFTER"...
But so far, it's my favorite part of the piece. So much so, that while I was originally just adding it around the front of the lid... And now I might have to buy more!