Roundup: Five Fabulous Ottoman Tutorials!

By: Diy maven Aug 02, 2011

created at: 08/02/2011

Ottomans. Footstools. Whatever you call them, I call these tutorials to make them fabulous. The first one, pictured above, comes from Kara who used an old coffee table to make hers. Follow this jump to YHL for the entire tutorial.

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Weekend Project: Slipcover a Thrifted Cube

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 28, 2011

Not that long ago I was asked to create some cube bean bags. After figuring and re-figuring, I came up with the pattern, added a zipper and filled it with those little styrofoam beads. BIG pain in the you know what. Why go to the trouble when you can find oodles of cheapy cube ottomans at the secondhand store?  Since the cheapest of the cheaps are covered in hideously benign microfiber, find a yard or two of fun fabric and stitch your own custom cube slipcover. Better yet, look for two and make a pair. DesignSponge s… Continue Reading

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Ottoman Umpire

By: Modhomeecteacher Oct 15, 2009

created at: 2009-10-15

It should come as no suprise that this blogger loves to design ottomans. Shapes, designs, colors, legs, frames, etc., they can really snazz up a room. Every room needs a splash of upholstered art, and ottomans can do that on so many levels. You've got fabric, pattern, color, texture, leg shape, stain or paint and the basic ottoman design. That's a clean homerun in the design… Continue Reading

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Simple Upholstery You Can Do

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 05, 2009

created at: 2009-08-05

Photo Images: Velvet & Linen

The path to fabulous sites is not usually a deliberate one. Sometimes you just happen to fall into a blog that you didn't dream existed. First, I tripped on Cococozy, a new favorite, and this gorgeous  oval turquoise tufted ottoman. Then, I was stopped dead in my tracks when I… Continue Reading

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How To: Four Lives of a Modern Side Table

By: Modhomeecteacher Apr 23, 2009

created at: 2009-04-22

Good thrifting advice is to go ahead and buy a piece if it stands out from the ordinary. What stood out about this table? The legs. Modern, sleek, solid wood and sturdy. The supports are also solid and can be used again, I'm sure. The table tops are a composite wood covered with formica and  a plastic band around the edges. See three more very different looks you can get with this $6.99 Goodwill… Continue Reading

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Nailhead Upholstery Jewelry

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 13, 2008

created on: 09/13/08

An article in our local newspaper announced that nailhead trim is a fall classic.  It identified various pieces of furniture by Crate and Barrel, Willams Sonoma and West Elm that will shine metallic come fall.  Wing chairs, velvet chairs and headboards are the obvoius pieces. 

You may be excited to learn that nailhead choices have expanded and include choices in colors, shapes textures, and sizes.

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