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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Anne said...

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

Love, love, love this!!

Anonymous said...

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

Tery H said...

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!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

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

Cindy said...

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

Sherry said...

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.

Gail said...

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

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

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

Lori Rowe said...

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

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