As one of the first pieces of furniture we got together, I felt sentimental about it. However, I grew less and less fond of its appearance over the last 10 years. I forgot to take a true "before" picture, but this is what it looked like.
I started off by chalk-painting the bottom of the piece in this French linen color, and sealed it with clear wax. It was my first experience with chalk paint, by the way, and it was pretty easy to use. It also dried really quickly!
I decided to go with a slightly different fabric so that maybe I can reuse the other fabric in another project. It was really only a tiny part of the original fabric that's ruined, so I still have a solid yard of fabric (trying to look at the bright side of having to buy more fabric).
So I repeated the process of laying the fabric on top of the upholstered ottoman, and again measured the diamond pattern. This time instead of using the drill, my husband offered to screw the tiny screws into the wood by hand, so that's what we did. I used a pin to prick a tiny hole for the screw to prevent the fabric from snagging, then held the fabric in place while my husband slowly screwed the screw through the fabric, the batting/foam, and into the wood. There was a small washer underneath the screw.
I added a little tray on top to hold our remotes, some books, and a small candle.
I love this ottoman! It went from an old, tired, and seriously scuffed up coffee table to a piece that fits in with our decor and lifestyle.
yellow Malma mirrors over the fireplace as well as the pops of yellow I am trying to integrate throughout the house (you can see just a peek of yellow in the patterned pillow behind the ottoman).
Have you ever turned an outdated piece of furniture into something fresh and new?