Hi everyone! Jen is having a makeover party today so be sure to visit her Sanctuary Arts At Home Makeover Party for more fun makeovers!
This is not my makeover for today. This is an ottoman I made about 10 years ago and I'm surprised it's held up as well as it has! The previous owners left an old Naugahyde ottoman in the house when we bought it and I just added another layer of foam to make it higher and some fabric & fringe. Well, I've been wanting a storage ottoman for a couple of years now. I've seen them for anywhere from $129 to $79 and that was more than I wanted to spend. Fortunately Target had some on sale a few weeks back for $59 so I snatched one up!
You know how "they" always say that every room needs a bit of black, well every room needs a bit of animal print too! With about $4 worth of fabric I covered the top of the ottoman. That big leather "man chair" below is my husband's and I just felt that with an ottoman that dark it needed a bit of livening up! Otherwise that would be one dark corner! So I took the top off and wrapped the fabric around (the same way I did on the memory board in the post below), put the top back on and I think it looks much better!
Now I have a place to stash all our throws and I can quickly put away newspapers, magazines, whatever if I need to do a quick clean up.
The old ottoman will go in the garage sale I'm having in a few weeks.
We've always had that animal print pillow and I added a yellow and red toile one to try and brighten up that big ol' dark chair (I guess you can tell it's not my favorite chair - but my husband is 6'2" so he needs a big chair to be comfy and that's the one he wanted!)
I found a plate with various animal prints on it at TJ Maxx for $3.99 and I stacked one of red transferware plates in front of it.
If you'd like to see some more makeovers that I've done please click on the links below.
Dining Room Table & Chair Makeover
Some Small Makeovers
Favorite Before & Afters of 2008
P.S. to my regular readers - yesterday was my daughter's 17th birthday (Happy Birthday Baby!) and my husband is on vacation this week, she's playing hooky from school today (don't tell~smile). Anyway, I have posts scheduled for this week that I hope you'll enjoy, but I will not be around. Sunday I have a fabulous guest post by a reader so be sure to stop in then. I'll catch up with everyone next week!