Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sanctuary Arts Makeover Party

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.

Fireplace Makeover
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!


Free Art Printables said...

yay! I'm first! Happy birthday to your daughter! Manuela! I LVE what you did.. I love the first ottoman a ton and I love how you fixed up the other one even more.... it looks like a custom made piece... The vignette is sooo cute too! I love the layering of plates. Great job! Thanks for joining in on the party! :) Jen

Rue said...

Good morning Manuela :)

Your make-overs are always incredible and the ottoman is no different. Great job :)

Happy Birthday to your daughter!! I hope you have a lot of fun playing hooky together ;)

Now, I'm off to catch up on your other posts. I've been a little busy and now that I'm here I finally have the chance.


Rue said...

Ack! Jen beat me :( LOL

southerninspiration said...

Now that is a perfect way to add masculinity to your frou-frou, beautiful house!! Love it!

Happy B'day to your precious...I have a 17 year old daughter, too! Enjoy your time just isn't long enough!

Susan @ The Good Life! said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! Love your makeover! I have always loved animal print! I have lots in my bedroom! Even my bedroom rug!

Erica said...

your chair and ottoman look like they were sold together at a upsacle furniture store!

Kelley said...

You're amazing. I love your project!

Anonymous said...

LOL.....we won't tell.... hooky days are good EVERYONE needs them..... I had to laugh at your husbands' "man chair"....... mine has one that HAS to stay dead center in front of the TV... and it reclines... yikes...... have a wonderful time with your family...
Happy Birthday Savanna

Vee said...

Wonderful makeover and for such a reasonable price. It looks as if it came with the chair.

Happy Birthday to your daughter...have a very happy week!

Beth at Aunties said...

The Ottoman looks great! Happy beautiful 17th birthday to your daughter! She si a priceless age... I hope you enjoy each other and have ball. Enjoy your vacation and playing hooky:)

Terri Steffes said...

First Happy Birthday!

We'll miss you but we will get by! The ottoman is wonderful!

Vanessa Greenway said...

Lovely! Great make-over! :) Vanessa

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I loved the days my Mom let play hooky. We always had such fun together :-)

I think the two plates together is an amazing touch! So simple but such a nice punch to the toile. Cooool!

Susie Q said...

Happy birthday to your daughter. My oldest daughter turned 18 in Jan.ACK!

Love the ottomans. How about a giveaway for the old ottoman...winner paying shipping? Of course, figure out how cheaply you can do it first, but I bet you could do it.

GlorV1 said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter and may she enjoy. I love the ottoman and it's neat that it has storage area. You always find the greatest things. Thx for sharing. Take care.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! My oldest girl just turned 17 as well - what a delight!

I love your creativity!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter, and enjoy your week. Like you ottoman redo, and especially like the toile pillow. I have a footstool I need to either recover or get rid of - it goes with nothing in my living room.

Karen said...

That's great! And who doesn't need to occasionally do a quick clean-up when the doorbell rings unexpectedly? Wonderful!
I wanna come to your garage sale!!!!
No problem with the link! Very fun!!!

Angie said...

I just love the toile and transferware with the animal print! I have been trying to incorporate some animal print in my decor too!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!

I really like the animal print and Toile together, but I would never have thought to mix the prints. They look great. Thanks for the ideas.


The Texas Woman said...

I had a great time visiting your past links. Love the teacups under glass. You got my wheels turnin', girl!

The Texas Woman

Ally's Corner said...

Happy birthday to your daughter. They grow up fast.
Enjoy your time.

Unknown said...

Love the ottoman, I would have never thought to do that! Wonder if Target has any left?
Always love your makeovers!
Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Kris said...

Love the ottoman makeover. I love black, so chic.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! I hope you all have a wonderful time together this week. Enjoy!! :)

Rosemary said...

Hi there,
Love the look you have gotten.
That little red bird is my favorite thing.
Happy Birthday to your daughter,
and have fun.

Mimi Sue said...

I love things that do double duty. Like your ottoman. So cute. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter. Don't they grow up fast? Mimi

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

You always have some great projects going on. Love the newly covered ottoman, looks great with the chair. Hope you're doing well!

Storybook Woods said...

Happy 17th birthday, I hope it was a fun and full of chocolate. Clarice