Thursday, August 25, 2011

BBTT#6 - Ottoman Empire

It's time for another monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party.  Today I'm sharing the ottoman in the sitting area of my bedroom.  I had found some animal print upholstery fabric in the flat fold red-tag section of the fabric store and had to bring it home.  This is a project that grew out of my need to use the fabric.  It turns out that it's Socks' favorite place to nap. (Don't look to closely, both the ottoman and the rug need a vaccuuming.)

I used pineapple fence post finials for legs.

The ottoman was constructed with 3/4" plywood, 4" foam, some quilt batting, and about nine million staples.  I pre-drilled where I wanted the tufting to go, and covered some buttons with the upholstery fabric.  I didn't bother with ribbon or fabric to pretty up the bottom, because if you're crawling around on my bedroom floor, you're probably beyond judging me.

I'd like to say that I put my feet up on this all the time, but I wouldn't want to disturb the cat.  What do you think, will she ever forgive me if I slipcover it in linen?

Alright, Let's Party!  Grab a button and link up your posts showing something you bought / did / created Before Blogging.  I'm sharing this at Fireflies & Jellybeans Show off Your Stuff Party, French Country Cottage's Feathered Nest Friday, and A Glimpse Inside's Catch a Glimpse party.

Sugar and Spice in the land of Balls and Sticks Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays


  1. Very cool! I ♥ the animal print :)

  2. What a fun idea! Luckily I blogged about something I did pre-blogging. All the fun things I did back then don't have any pics. :( I will have to try to figure something out and link up when I can. Thank you for inviting me and leaving your sweet comment -it made me :D
    Great job on your cat bed. ;)

  3. What a sexy ottoman!! I need to add a little animal print to my home. Go use of it on your ottoman :D

  4. Cool ottoman! I love the fabric and the pineapple posts! Very clever! Thanks for the invite!

  5. You are a genius, I found a whole bag of those identical finials at the thrift store and knew I would find something to do with them!!! Ureka! Pet beds! AKA ottomans


  6. Very cool look! I love your cat too, adorable!

  7. I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty. and for everything chic and coastal

    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check them out if you have a spare minute.

  8. What a cute ottoman! I want to find something similar for a room that needs some spicing up!

  9. Thanks for stopping by and inviting me to your party! Love your kitty - looks like our Boots.

  10. The bed is ~awesome~ ~~~

    I was looking around for a project that was pre blog, but I really don't have one. I mean with pics that show any great detail or anything. I didn't get quite motivated until I had the blog lol. The camera started clicking when the blog started lol

    I will have to think and this one for sure! I will be back with a masterpiece ~giggle~ as soon as I find one.
    Thanks for popping over to my place!



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