Friday, January 28, 2011

Ottoman Before and After.



Before..





...After








 I had been searching high and low  for suitable fabric to make a slipcover for our sad ottoman. I had no idea what I was really looking for but when I saw the colours on this fabric - neutral  and roses of course, and that was it. (Thanks  to the Sotlight sale)  None of our furniture is covered in floral fabric so this will become a feature in it's own little spot.

The chair and the ottoman are from Freedom furniture purchased a few years ago. As you can see it is a light neutral colour and does not keep itself clean, especially around here. There is no way I could have a white slipcover on it, which I would love by the way, just not practical for other members of our home.

Making a slipcover has always remained in the too hard basket for  me,  but I  thought I would give it a go. I  read many tutorials out there in the blogging world and got the gist of what I should do and worked out the easiest way for me.

I am really pleased how this turned out, it fits in well with our lounge area and .....written with a huge hint of sarcasm...I can't wait to cover the chair!

Have a great weekend.

24 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a lovely job...I really like the floral fabric and that pretty ruffle!

XO,
Jane

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Good grief! That's incredible and gorgeous!

When do you find the time to make something as professional as that?

Spotlight has some great fabric if you can spend the time finding it ... the shop at Indooroopilly is a bit hit-and-miss and chaotic at times, but I've found some fabulous stuff there.

Clever Pam!

Ky said...

I'd love to have a cream coloured couch, but alas, way too impractical for a family.

That fabric is perfect though. Just beautiful Pam. I can see why you had to buy it. Your slip cover turned out really well too. I don't see why you thought it would be too hard. It looks like you've made loads of them. Good job and can't wait to see the chair cover! xx

Deb said...

You did a great job! I have a white slip covered chair and I just throw it in the wash once in a while. No problem.

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Love slipcovers!!! Yours is perfect. Make a few -for each season and washing times ;)

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi Pam...it looks totally FABULOUS!~

I love it....& did have some of that fabric in my stash of stuff which I did nothing with!!

xx andrea

delia hornbook said...

Morning Pam, wow is what i say that is adorable, you did so well. What a difference it has made beautiful fabric. I love the frill it gives it a real edge. Enjoy your friday, dee x

The Cloth Shed said...

What a transformation....
You've done a great job.....and ruffles too!
Julie x

brismod said...

That looks very professional Pam. More hidden secrets uncovered it would seem. xx

Mare said...

hi pam,
this looks so great..... you did an amazing job:).....that floral fabric is perfect:))...
kisses:))...
M...

**Anne** said...

What a fabulous makeover. That fabric is so pretty.
Anne xx

Rose H (UK) said...

Wow! Aren't you glad you took the plunge? Looks fantastic.

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Pam it looks just beautiful and I love the ruffle!

Sarah B said...

You have done such a great job - it looks fantastic!

Megan said...

Lovely Pam. That is lovely fabic and the ruffle is the perfect size (not to big and not to small)

Jenevieve said...

It looks fantastic! Such a great job! :) x

La Dolce Vita said...

fabulous transformation and darling fabric!

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liliesforkate said...

i love it! i must give my ottoman a similar makeover. thanks for the inspiration!

Naturally Carol said...

I love your cushions sitting on your chair! I have just found the link to your site and have become your friend...thank you for becoming mine a while back. I am sure I couldn't find your link..just tried again and saw one!

{ Vintage by LOU LOU } said...

The ottoman is fantastic.....you did a wonderful job but I'm also loving those sweet cushions on the sofa too.
Have a wonderful week ahead,
Lou xo

Beach Vintage.com said...

Hi Pam. I made a slipcover for an ottoman I had, but it didnt turn out anywhere as nice as yours!

maría cecilia said...

Absolutely lovely!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice and thanks!