Thursday, October 18, 2012

Deconstructed Ottoman


I really dig the deconstructed furniture thing.  I know it's not for everyone but for some reason I'm obsessed. 

I finally got a chance to try it.  My friend Susan had this ottoman and asked if I wanted to recover it.  We were both torn though because it was kinda cool how it was it just needed something.

So I took it home and waited for inspiration.  First I aged the wood with the vinegar & steel wool.  Then I sanded the finish off the legs.  Then it sat some more. 


Finally inspiration struck.  I whipped up a cushion cover out of burlap and sewed upholstery webbing in a Union Jack Pattern onto it.  Then I stuffed it with foam and batting.



I left the top cross piece long so that I could attach it to the ottoman with upholstery tacks. 

I like how you can see underneath the pillow a little bit.  There are springs under there so it's really cushy.



& I like the burlap roll thingy around the edges.



Whatcha think?  Are you feeling this look?


 

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9 comments:

  1. I love this look & the union jack out that burlap stuff is awesome! Where did you get that stuff anyway?

    Love, love, love this!!

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  2. I have never heard of deconstructed furniture but if it all looks as good as yours then I am all for it! Great job.

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  3. Love it! I just completed a chair that would look awesome with your ottoman. I will have to keep my eyes open for one.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Love your ottoman! I have to laugh as I just made a deconstructed footstool last week....kinda similar!
    Have a great weekend,
    Susie

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  5. That look is not for me, but I do like your ottoman very much! It looks wonderful, and I adore Union Jacks.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  6. Your ottoman is crazy-cool! I like the deconstructed look too but I have a bunch of little kids running around and I'm afraid they would feel the need to pick at things...I don't know. This project turned out gorgeous! Nice work.

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  7. That looks awesome! I love the deconstructed look!! You have a lovely blog and I've enjoyed my visit. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

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  8. love this look! i have a chair i have deconstructed and love the look as is!

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  9. Have an ottoman I need to recover and that is such a cool idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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