Friday, December 18, 2009

My first furniture feature friday


This is a Re-post of mine when I was first starting out.
I am linking this to Prior lives new

Prior lives Party!

She is going to have this once a month- It is small right now ; but I hope it will grow!

Get over there and check it out.
She has some really neat posts.

The reason from me linking this to her party is because I think of the prior life this ottoman had- just in our possession.

The dress- well, I wonder who wore it before it was handed down to my daughter?
What was the occasion?
Did they wear it with boots?
It looks like a winter fashion.

I like the print on the dress. The fabric is so soft.
Now- I love having my feet rest there.

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That is a picture of a dress... until today it was just hanging in around in the closet -- leftovers from the last daughter to move out. With it (and her permission of course) I turned this ...

into something chocolate-y sweet! Of course I painted it flat black and brushed on some (not ORB) but 'fired steel' semi-gloss-- (some oops paint I scored for $3.88) Did I mention that Ooops! paint is my favorite color? I have used this little quart of oops paint on several items lately and since it is semi-gloss I like the finish it give to my flat black spray paint. A matte finish.

Anyway, I have loved this ottoman and it has been part of our household for years... when we gave the furniture away that matched it (forever ago) this got left behind by the happy recipients of said furniture. I've never done anything with it except put this awful slip cover over it and then cover it with this woven rug... which does keep the dirt down and tosses into the wash way easier than the slip cover.

Anyway... here is today's New and Improved Ottoman.

(corner trim close up)


I love it and am adding it before it is too late... to the Furniture Feature Friday Post at Mustard Seed Creations... Hope I'm not too late!

Furniture Feature Fridays

***Edited to add Donna's Funky Junk Saturday Nite Special

Funky Junk Interiors


I am linking this to Priorlives new

Prior lives Party!

She is going to have this once a month- It is small right now ; but I hope it will grow!

Get over there and check it out.


Miss Mustard Seed said...

That is a wonderful transformation and so thrifty of you to use an old dress! The "feet" picture is just adorable. You did a great job and I'm so glad you participated!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Awesome! What a neat piece too!

Thanks for linking up to SNS and showing us!

FJ Donna

Prior said...

very cool refurbish!!! Thanks for joining my blog. I'm kind of new at all of this.

Prior said...

I've already said I love it, but just wanted to say Thanks for joining my first party with a perfect reuse! Lezlee

Prior said...

Thanks for joining my first party! Still love your footstool! Lezlee