Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Life for an Old Ottoman

A client recently asked me if I did re-upholstery and my answer to that is only if they are small projects. I do not have the tools or space to be recovering wing back chairs, nor do I want to, but small ottomans are fairly simple and I love giving new life to something old. You can do so many fun things with ottomans; change the fabric, the buttons, paint the legs, etc. There are too many combinations to count!
So, I am now offering small re-upholstery projects to my services. You can check out my services and prices here at If you live in the Dallas area I would be more than happy to help you with your small reupholstery project!

This is the ottoman before. All black leather with button tufting and brown legs.

Before and After

We wanted to re-use the leather buttons so I set them aside when removing the leather. I then covered the ottoman with the fabric my client had provided and re-tufted it with the leather buttons. It looks like a completely different ottoman! This bench brand new would retail for at least $200!

 Here it is placed at the foot of the bed in her master bedroom! I love knowing that it now it has a new life!!

Here are a few of my favorite small re-upholstery projects I found on Pinterest!

Isn't this chair so adorable!? I love the fabric print and the blue paint! I really wish I could give credit to the person who did this, but it would not link back to anyone so if you know please leave a comment below!

I LOVE these! If you ever find this type of chair on craigslist in the Dallas area message me IMMEDIATELY!

I have these exact same bar stools in my kitchen! But they are dark espresso and someday I plan on changing them, but I am not working on the kitchen yet...I have to keep telling myself that! But I love the white with the fabric print!! You can see the before and after process on Thrifty Decor Chick here!

These would be very easy to make! You can really make an ottoman out of any side table or coffee table! Just add foam padding and fabric!

I hope these makeovers inspired you today!


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