As I continue to work on my oldest daughter’s room, I’m always looking for ways to add charm and character in a budget friendly way. I wanted to add in some black and white stripes somehow, and came up with the idea of an oval ottoman to act as a bench at the foot of her bed. What could be more “Paris” than B&W stripes?
Here is the finished ottoman. It’s super cool, and I want to steal it for my room 😉
I had been on the lookout for an oval coffee table for the past 3 weeks, but had no luck on kijiji, varagesale, or craigslist. I was very insistent that the oval couldn’t be too big, and it HAD to have Queen Anne legs. I had basically given up (and briefly considered trying to build one), but the other day, I had this nagging feeling that I should check Goodwill. The feeling wouldn’t go away, so I gave in and drove to Goodwill after a long day at the office. I rounded a corner and saw this baby! Boo YA!!!!!! Psychic ability confirmed. Lol.
Pay $10.00??? Don’t mind if I do; thank you very much 😉
I took it home, flipped it upside down, and painted the underside and legs a glossy black.
Once the paint had dried, I laid out my 1/2 inch foam and traced the oval shape on to the foam. I cut it out using standard scissors. I find that scissors are fine for thin foam. For anything thicker than 1 inch, the electric turkey knife works best.
I use a really thick batting, which helps give it some cushy softness. Plus, the thick batting is WAY cheaper than the foam. Once the foam and batting were cut to size, I laid out my fabric, batting, foam, and my
table ottoman, and used my nail gun to secure it all in place.
C’est Magnifique! (Did I spell that right??)
Around the edges of the oval were the hardest to upholster. It needed a slight fold to get it to look right.
And that’s it. All done. Another item checked off the to-do list in her room. Next up is some window coverings. Polka dots, perhaps?
Thanks so much for chekcing out my blog. I’ll be back tomorrow, with an adorable craft I’ve been wanting to try for a while now, and it seems fitting with Springtime (and Easter) now upon us. Yay!
See you tomorrow 🙂
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