Or as I wanted to call this post,
Back In Black
But that title was already taken.
Seriously, I have really had black on the brain lately. I used a lot of green over Thanksgiving and Christmas and a moderate amount of Christmas red so I feel like I am just craving a more neutral palette and nest for that matter. So as we were cleaning up all of the mess from a Christmas and a house filled with friends, neighbors and family I am finding that I need a calmer, quieter ( visually) home. Plus, it has turned really cold here in Western North Carolina and I had just as soon stay in my own home. I did however venture as far as The Hell Hole (our garage) and found that it had in fact froze over. It did not help one bit that I took off out there in my feety pajamas and flip-flops.
I ain’t the brightest bulb on the tree ya’ll.
And I am OK with it. I am just playing the hand I was dealt.
This is what I was after:
I found this ottoman at ABCCM’s annual yard sale for 10 bucks. And then I forgot all about it. But I have been off from my day job for 10 fun filled days and 11 luxurious nights and the last few of them I have been itching to do something creative…… without putting on actual clothes or leaving my cul de sac.
I have had this roll of oatmeal Irish linen fabric for over 6 years. I scored it when a local fabric store closed and honestly I think the just wanted rid of it.
I originally wanted to cover a small wing chair with it but there wasn’t quite enough for it. So for this project I cut off about a yard and a half to give the yard sale ottoman a makeover :))
I draped the piece of fabric evenly over the ottoman and I pinned those corners first, taking great care to pull them pretty tight.
Then I did the same on the hem all the way around.
Next I got out my sewing machine and sewed those corners first. Once I had all four finished I slipped it back on the ottoman to check the fit before I trimmed off all of that excess corner fabric. Lastly I hemmed the Botton edge and trimmed off all of that excess fabric just so it would not look like a lumpy mess around the wooden base and legs.
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I turned the cover right side out and it fit perfectly!
I pained the base and legs in General Finishes Lamp Black and just lightly distressed both.
I secured the linen cover to the base with a few decorative upholstery tacks in the corners. The cover fits nice and snug but Big Daddy think I nuts and should put tacks all the way around.
I ain’t so sure yet.
It turned out to be a pretty classic little piece.
I just love this beautiful nubby fabric! You would think it might me rough to the touch but it is quite soft. I was combing the linen selection on Amazon and found one thats very, very close here:
The big silver tray was a $7 Goodwill find one the one day this past 10 that I actually did leave my cul de sac.
I love a good BIG silver serving tray and this one has such lovely details!
Looks pretty sweet in our living room if I do say so. And I can say that all I want but we all know there ain’t no way Big Daddy is letting anything but that BIG Farmhouse coffee table (that I refinished to go in my shop!) live in this room. He has an unhealthy relationship with that table 🙂
Have a great week ahead!