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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: Just had to get it done.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Just had to get it done.

Update: Just for fun I shared this at Thrifty Decor Chick, A Soft Place to Land , Trash to Treasure. And Today's Creative Blog. It's amazing what people think up!

I was a woman on a mission. I had this vision of what this ottoman was going to look like and I wanted to get it done! So with some words of wisdom from my father-in-law, who helped with the button attachments, I finished it!

Here is the before. $28 table from Habitat for Humanity Restore. Yes, that's pleather on the top...


And the after:


Here's an in-between photo:



I found the to-die-for fabric with some help from my sister-in-law, Carole at a local fabric store that is moving and it was 40% off! The most expensive part of the whole project was the foam insert. At $40 a yard, it was not cheap. Apparently petroleum based products are not going down in price, like gasoline....bummer.  This was a true labor of love. The buttons were not easy to do and the screws in the bottom of the table were old and there was gum in some of the holes (gross), so I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get the legs off. The buttons are attached with dental floss and I nailed a tiny upholstery tack next to each hole for the floss to wrap around and stay secure.

At first I was going to paint the legs, but right now I am just going to leave them the way they are and see how I like it. I am really loving this butterfly project!

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18 Comments:

Blogger Cara@TheSheetBoutique said...

Love this...it turned out beautifully!

November 2, 2009 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Tamera said...

Great job! Love the fabric you chose and the round coffee table.
thanks for sharing,
tamera@doubledelight

November 2, 2009 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

So cute!

November 2, 2009 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Pat & Ron Harris said...

Really sweet! Love it.

November 2, 2009 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger tales from an oc cottage said...

Awesome!

m ^..^

November 2, 2009 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Very nice! You did a great job!

November 2, 2009 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

F A B, fabulous!

November 2, 2009 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Condo Blues said...

So professional! It doesn't look like a DIY job. I love the fabric.

November 3, 2009 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

This is a great idea! Love it!

November 3, 2009 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Delightful Dwelling said...

It looks great, I love the fabric!

November 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

holy cow! super transformation :)

November 3, 2009 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Great job... the fabric is too cute!

November 3, 2009 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

@cheapchichome. Very nice! I spent a fortune on my round ottoman.

November 3, 2009 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger emptynest4two said...

Mmmmm...I smell my next project. Thank you for posting!

November 3, 2009 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

very creative! You did a great job.
gail

November 9, 2009 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

How cute! Great ides - and love the fabric!

Danielle

November 10, 2009 at 8:14 AM  
Anonymous Janis@White Alder[Home] said...

SOOOOOOOO pretty, great job!

December 11, 2009 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger design_aholic said...

I love this! I need to find a table I can "retrofit" now!

December 16, 2009 at 8:46 PM  

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