Monday, October 29, 2012

Ottomans - Not just a place to rest your tired toes!

Happy Monday everyone!

Often times, the coffee table or ottoman in your living room or tv room is a focal point of furniture. More often than not, it is in the centre of your room and is a place to hold a beautiful vase of flowers, coffee cups, hors d'oeuvres, magazines, beautiful "coffee table" books etc.

Finding the perfect coffee table and/or ottoman isn't an easy feat. You want it to be the perfect size for your room, your couch and chairs, not too high, not too low and big enough for what you want to display on it or use it for.

Fabric covered ottomans are popular in home decor and I've been scoping out a few beauties. However, I'm really not loving their price tags!...they range from West Elm $375 to almost $700 from Restoration Hardware. For a table that my kids will be crawling all over as well as a place to serve appies and wine from...I'm not willing to take the risk for that kind of moolah.
West Elm
Restoration Hardware

Sooo...I'm thinking a DIY is lurking in the near future. Currently in our living room we have a "homemade" coffee table who's top is a piece of butcher block from my parent's first kitchen table and Mr. Fix-it attached legs to it. Its been painted different colours, but right now its Benjamin Moore Cloud White. It looks totally fine in the room right now and is a great size. However, the room is calling out for a little more coffee table love.

I'm thinking the current table, foam, batting, fabric and maybe a bit of tufted button action is in our future. And of COURSE...SCOTCH GUARD!

Have you made your own fabric covered ottoman? I would love some tips and tricks! Especially how to get those corners right.

Stay tuned. Happy Monday. Only two more sleeps until Halloween :)

Keep it Beautiful.

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