This weekend we continued our string of recovering projects and tackled our living room ottoman. We have been stuck with an ottoman problem for a while now. We originally picked it up on Craigslist for $20 and in great condition. It has been well loved for almost a year and as you can see below my Instagram highlights how it doubles as a coffee table, dinner table, cat perch etc.
We have a vintage footstool that was just asking to be recovered. It was found in my parents attic, dusty but in really good shape. I fell in love, took it home and gave it some new life! This was my first attempt at recovering anything. I have always feared the process as I had no idea what to do and felt I might ruin the piece I was working on. But then my creative voice kicked in with a little encouragement and next thing you know, the stool was in pieces…
I’m not kidding when I say this chair is complicated. It gave me a weekend of stress and had me rack my brain for ANY solution. It seems it’s story isn’t exactly over yet. Meet the culprit. I brought it home from our local thrift store over the weekend and I can say it’s been nothing but an issue since we got it home. I found it sitting by itself looking beautiful at first glance, but at a closer look realized it was rocking some pretty serious stains.
This weekend was full of to do lists, unfinished projects and our first try at re upholstery. During all this I finally put one of my garage sale finds to work and created a new storage solution.