Thursday, September 23, 2010

my ottoman: dressed up in marimekko

i have finally finished my ottoman!  so glad this project is completed and i'm pretty pleased with it.  she doesn't have a place yet in my home, but i'm thinking somewhere in the living room, involving a tall mirror propped beside it or behind it.  i'll keep you posted.

i had originally wanted to change the legs to either a mid-century style or a curvy/antiquey style, but i didn't feel like dealing with the headache.  these will do- i just spray painted them with a satin black.

you can't really tell in the picture, but this fabric has a great sheen from the painted detail.

sorry the pictures are so dark, i'm too lazy to lighten them right now.  and to refresh your is the before.


  1. Love it! Fabric changes everything! Well almost :)

  2. I want it, I want it, I want it!!!!
    That just made my week, nevermind my wednesday wishes, THIS THIS THIS is my week wish.
    Sigh, you should consider doing a DIY with your awesome home projects they are always so great looking :o)
    xoxo Nicole Lisa

  3. That looks so amazing. Great fabric selection!

  4. It looks beautiful Alison... great job!!!

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE! I can't wait to see it with a big propped up mirror behind! So genius!


  6. I love this and you did a real good job, those folds can be a real b----

  7. I love what you did with this ottoman. It's amazing how you can make such an incredible transformation with fabric. Love it!