Have mercy on this guy…

May 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Blissfull Living, Life

What takes a lot of abuse and looks bad all over?  This…

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This poor guy used to have 8 tufted buttons on the top where the seams meet.  My children, when they were small and rowdy (WERE?), loved to jump, crawl, sit, bounce, rest their stinky toes and eat on this leather ottoman.  We had it in our family room and one day I looked at it, no I mean REALLY looked at and I was like, man that things gotta have a face lift.  So I decided to reupholster/recover it best I could.  I took a trip to the “faux” leather store!  It was really easy to do.

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First step was to lay the fabric upside down on the ottoman and pin it to fit.  By the Way, I paid $10 for the “faux” leather.

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Using my long quilting (Don’t go there!  No, I Do Not Quilt, I just like these type of pins), I pinned the fabric to tightly fit the ottoman.  By doing it I will know exactly where to run my seams when I sew the fabric.

See how tightly it is pinned!

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Then I went to my 23 year old Bernina Sewing machine that I would never, ever give up in my life!, and sewed the 4 corner seams.  It’s a good idea to use a “jeans or leather” needle and to go back over the seam several times.

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I added several layers of batting to even out the top and make it nice and rounded.  Remember all the years of abuse!

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Now I must trim the seams to reduce some bulk and turn it right side out.  Place it over the ottoman.

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I now get my industrial stapler and work around the whole ottoman and staple to the frame on the underside.

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Wahla… better right?

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I decided to move this to my master bedroom when we bought new furniture for the family room.  So here’s a picture of his new spot in my home.

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Another picture, with the new lamps, a coverlet added and I’m always moving those pillows around to keep things fresh!

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Later I’ll talk about my need for new draperies in this room!

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2 Responses to “Have mercy on this guy…”
  1. Krystal Agic says:

    Great job Cindy! It looks great! Love the lamps too!

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