Tuesday, March 25, 2014

HOMEMADE DROP CLOTH OTTOMAN


Hello, everyone!
Today I am sharing with you one of the projects we made during Spring Break.
A new ottoman for our master bedroom sitting area.






This was a very easy project.
My husband started by building some pretty legs which we painted in metallic bronze to match the color 
of our bedroom furniture.




While they were drying, we got busy building the frame with scrap wood we already had in the garage.
When it was finished we added thick foam for the seat and cover the whole frame with batting.




We used some left over drop cloth to cover it. I did wash it first and iron it to make it softer.
After taking some measurements, I sew the four corners to match the size of the frame.
We stapled the fabric underneath.




To finish it off, we used old gold color 
nail heads.




For now, I painted an old tray in the same 
bronze color as the ottoman legs and used it to display some of my favorite books.





And that's it! A simple project to finish our little sitting area.
Total cost of this project was $40.00 spent in buying the foam, batting and nail heads.

Now, I think the area needs a new chandelier.
Shsss.... Don't tell my husband. It is a surprise. :)

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35 comments:

  1. Hi, the ottoman looks lovely, blends so well with your furnishings and colour scheme, and you made it yourself, I am very impressed!
    Just a small thought, I think the "tree" at the back of your chair doesnt blend in with the decor, maybe an arched reading lamp instead?
    Just my two cents worth, because I love a cosy reading corner, esp at night just before I sleep. Feel free to disregard this idea,
    in the end its your bedroom, and cant wait to see your "chandelier" also!
    Thanks for sharing, Mrs Singh, Malaysia

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  2. Maria Elena, the ottoman looks spectacular! It all looks like a picture from a PB magazine, beautiful!

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  3. That is just beautiful, Maria Elena! Your bedroom is beautiful and your little sitting area is just perfect. I could just hug whoever the person was who discovered how wonderful drop cloths were for so many wonderful things other than actually using for painting! Love the print on the wall -- I recognize that. You've been shopping at Kirklands again......lol!

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  4. Wow, I love the look of this and the perfect details!

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  5. I love that you have such a big sitting area in your bedroom! Those drop cloths are good for so many uses. Love your new ottoman and the nail heads finish it off perfectly. :)

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  6. Love the look of your ottoman. Just beautiful

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  7. Love your ottoman Maria!!! Looks very expensive and goes great in your room!~~Angela

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  8. It's beautiful! It looks impeccably made. It's hard to believe it's a drop cloth!

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  9. Your new ottoman is fabulous, Maria!! Wow, I'm truly impressed ... it's the perfect addition to your lovely sitting area!!

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  10. Love your ottoman! It looks professionally made. Beautiful!

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  11. Wow that is amazing, I just LOVE how it came out! My edges would look so bad, I know from my little rolling ottoman that I did a while back. That is an awesome piece hun and thanks for sharing with us today. :-) Have a great week.

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  12. Wonderful project. Just love it and thank you for sharing your steps. Gorgeous sitting area in your master.
    Thanks for stopping by. Traveling back soon
    Hugs.

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  13. Fabulous project! Love the nail head trim on the canvas drop cloth,Who would ever know you made it for only $40 , and I'll be sure to not mention the chandelier to your husband. :) Thanks for hosting a great party.

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  14. i mean, for real, this is awesome!

    also, thank you for giving me some comment love about my spring vignettes with milkglass and jade. super appreciate it!

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  15. What a brilliant idea! It looks fantastic-the nail trim finishes it beautifully.

    If you have a minute to spare I'd be thrilled if you could link up your post to my weekly Say G'Day Saturday party. It has just started and this would be a great addition.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. G'day again! Many thanks for linking up to the Say G'Day Saturday link up. Hope you can join in again this weekend.

      Best wishes,
      Natasha in Oz

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  16. Oh my goodness this is very neat! I love the dropcloth on the ottoman! :D

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  17. Perfect!! The corners and nail head trim look amazing!

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  18. Wow, I'm very impressed with this ottoman. Great job


    Jeannette

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  19. Dont you just Love drop cloth projects! I too just finished a slip cover made from a drop cloth.Love your project!

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  20. Love, love, love. This is so perfect. Such a pretty space and the ottoman makes it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Oh, I must keep looking at this! I'm pretending that I'm sitting in your home with my feet wanting to go on the ottoman but my mind not letting them because I don't want to get it dirty! L.O.VE.!!!!!

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  22. I had to pin this for later! It is beautiful and I can't believe you made this from a drop cloth. So AWESOME!!! Thank you for sharing.

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  23. Hello, This is so cute and has truly inspired me to try one myself! My father did quite a bit of r upholstering when I was a child, maybe it's in my blood :o)
    I will also be pinning this so I can reference back to it.Blessings, Roxy

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  24. Just beautiful - I love using drop cloth but adding the nailheads made it look like fine furntiure!!!
    Your sitting area in your bedroom is larger than my living room lol!
    XOX

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  25. Great job!

    So wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays. Looking forward to having you join this weekend as well!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  26. I love this ottoman, great job. I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

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  27. Thank you so much for sharing at Share it One More Time Events at One More Time Events… stopping by to let you know you have been featured this week! Tammy

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  28. Wow, such a classy ottoman for such a great price. We could totally use a new ottoman so I *might* be adventerous enough to try your project. But more likely I'll just admire yours :)

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  29. Love that whole area!! Where'd you find the wonderful art work?

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    1. Hi, Stacey. I bought the canvas print at Kirklands a couple of years ago.
      Thank you for stopping by. Maria

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  30. LOVE it!!!!! I am so buying drop cloths!!! looks absolutely beautiful and so stylish! Found you at Stroll thru Life.....will be back!

    Lois@pineridgehills.com

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  31. Great job! Where do you get your nailhead tacks? These look so much better than the ones I found.

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    1. Hi, Trish. I bought them at Hobby Lobby. They actually have three different sizes and colors to choose from.

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  32. so beautiful! you could sell ottoman for a living! they are so expensive. i wish i could do it but i'm not that pro doing these DIY kind of projects.
    found you on Katherine's corner, you have a lovely blog! saludos
    unfadingbeauty7.blogspot.com

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