Blog Index
The journal that this archive was targeting has been deleted. Please update your configuration.
Navigation

Entries in ottoman (2)

Thursday
Jun142012

More Chairs! 

Sorry for the lack of posts on the blog this week, but I'm up to my ears with foam, fabric, and furniture! I've finished only a few of the items on my list, but I am making progress! One and a half more days until Portland Flea...here's what I finished since Tuesday: 

Another Lounge chair, but with some of my favorite vintage mustard fabric. The ottoman is one of our favorite pieces. Chris loves the cup holder, but I'm not a big fan. So we are going to have a duel of the ottomans. I'm going to make one more without the cup holder, in the same fabric and we'll see which one sells first! The fabric is from the Annex section of Mill End in Portland. Unfortunately there was only one yard left, otherwise I would have bought more to do a chair/sofa. Good fabric is hard to find! 

I still have one more chair to do, it might be a little over kill on the lounge chairs, but this way they will be finished and not sitting empty in our living room. The next one is going to be a little different, lots of black and white! 

 

Our current to-do list only has a few things crossed off, some might have to wait for next month, but hopefully most will be crossed off by Friday night. 

Thanks for all of your support friends. It's fun to be able to share what I'm making with you, and hopefully you're inspired to start some upholstery projects of your own! 

Wednesday
May162012

Handmade Ottoman

Making pieces of furniture that we can use in our home is quickly becoming one of my favorite things to do! I must admit, the first time attempting any project is difficult. I didn't like these ottomans because I felt I didn't complete it in a way that I was proud of. But now, that I've made at least seven ottomans, I feel I've perfected the process and it quickly and easily comes together. I've tried multiple ways to make ottomans, but this method proves to be durable and I love how the pattern isn't broken up by a seam. If you try it out, let me know! I'd love to see your result! ;) 

The corners have always been the hardest part for me. But here is the easiest way I've found: 

In this post, I'm not revealing how to insert the cupholder as I feel that is a Davidson speciality. ;) Alos, Chris buys the legs at Ace Hardware store, they are easy to assemble and screw in, promise! 

Happy Ottoman Making! ;)