Sneak Peek Reupholstery: Desk Chair and Low Ottoman

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Sneak Peek Reupholstery: Desk Chair and Low Ottoman

created at: 2009-10-27

Will October and the Halloween hoopla ever end? I need to feel the pressure to get these redecorating projects underway. The top two priorities are the yellow Flexsteel office chair from the 1960's. Purchased at Goodwill Outlet for .99, it will be recovered in a nice little modern red-orange fabric. The ottoman will be torn down and redressed in another red-orange, but this time the fabric will be stitched into symmetrical squares, button...

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Make a Pacman Pouf

by DIY Maven

 

 

 

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This Pacman Pouf (aka ottoman) is not a makeover; it was built from scratch. A project not for the faint of heart, but allesflex over at Instructables walks us through the entire process, making it as painless as possible.

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Goodwill Hunting: Ten DIY Recyclables You Should Never Pass Up

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 07/11/08

The thrill of the hunt quickly goes south when you realize the plaid Herculon sofa you snagged for $15.99 will set you back at least $500.00 to reupholster, not including the twenty some yards of fabric you have to buy.  Impulsiveness is part of the buzz, but if you're a thrift shopper who is seriously shopping for recyclable materials, you need a plan.  You'll save time as well as money if you know what you're looking for, within general...

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DIY: Ottoman Tear Repair

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 05/13/08

created on: 05/13/08

Folks, this project is not for the squeamish. It's real life.  A few spots, tears, chunks out of furniture you just aren't ready to chuck.   My friend pleaded with me to do a repair job on this tired ottoman that has a giant tear, nay, RIP, right down the middle of the top.  It's a long story about the owner, her 6'9" football playing son, the reason they need a quick fix and so on.  But the long and short of it is that they aren't ready to...

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DIY: Ottoman Tear Repair

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 05/13/08

created on: 05/13/08

Folks, this project is not for the squeamish. It's real life.  A few spots, tears, chunks out of furniture you just aren't ready to chuck.   My friend pleaded with me to do a repair job on this tired ottoman that has a giant tear, nay, RIP, right down the middle of the top.  It's a long story about the owner, her 6'9" football playing son, the reason they need a quick fix and so on.  But the long and short of it is that they aren't ready to...

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"Lite Green" Ottoman Made From Repurposed Wooden Spool

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

                             

"Lite Green" Ottoman Made From Repurposed Wooden Spool

  Trying to furnish your new digs on a shoestring?  This fabulous ottoman/hassock can be made for next to nothing.  Go to a hardware store that sells electrical wire off of a wooden spool and ask for a discarded spool.  Next, go to a fabric store and buy a cool fabric remnant that will cover your ottoman. Hint:  Upholstery fabric is 54" wide.  If you have a twenty inch round (diameter) ottoman and you want it...

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