Weekend Project: Slipcover a Thrifted Cube

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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 shows

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Ottoman Umpire

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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 department.  

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How To: Four Lives of a Modern Side Table

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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 table.

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Nailhead Upholstery Jewelry

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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.

 

created on: 09/13/08

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