Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Big Red Ottoman

One of the many joys of having pets and children is that just about every piece of furniture in your house gets abused. Our ottoman used to be the place that Lola, our golden retriever/yellow lab mix, would lay. She's currently staying with my parents, but that's a post for another day.  Anyway, she created this giant tear in the middle of my ottoman. She also made the top of it very dirty and gross. I was ready to throw the thing out, but my husband likes to kick up his feet after a long day so he wouldn't let me. I decided to sew a cover for it instead. 

Do you see how stinkin' gross this thing is!?

There was no fixing this tear without stitching showing.

I decided to cover it in the fabric I'm going to [eventually] cover my couches with. I found this great tutorial online that shows how to recover your couch. I can't wait to do it!

I chose a red microsuede. It's machine washable and wipes clean easily.

As we were walking around JoAnn's looking for the right fabric, my mother-in-law suggested that maybe just buying new furniture would be easier and/or cheaper. In some cases, it would be, but I get 40%-50% off coupons from JoAnn pretty regularly. That makes it more affordable for me.

In the end, it only cost me about $30 to recover the ottoman. I'm sure that's way cheaper than buying a whole new one. I'm pretty confident that I can recover my sofa and love seat for $200 or less.


Sage said...

Wow! You did an awesome job, Amanda!!

Amanda said...

Thank you, Sage!

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