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The Ottoman-Finally

Friday, September 24, 2010


A while back I asked for your advice about recovering the ottoman.  Thank you for all of your input!  I finally found the fabric and recovered it yesterday.  Because the sofa is white, I wanted a fabric that would contrast with the white slipcover and stand up to big feet and snacks.  My 11 year, otherwise known as my go-to guy for design advice, suggested that I paint the legs black.  The product description said the legs were ebonized, but when it arrived they looked more red than anything.




I still need to work on the pillows, but I am so happy to complete this project.  Stay tuned for a post showing how I refurnished this room without spending a dime.  Gotta love that.


Have a great weekend!



49 comments:

  1. That looks lovely. Can your son come be MY design consultant??? :D
    I am very impressed with his eye!

    Suzanne

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  2. Great job, love how the Greek Key pattern does create a nice pop against the sofa! Have a great weekend...Janell

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  3. Rene, it looks great!! You gotta love that it's gonna hide potential stains, snacks, etc. And, I love the contrast!! BTW, I love the new look and feel of your blog!

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  4. The ottoman looks fabulous. Love the fabric, such a pretty pattern. Can't wait to see the finished room. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Rene, gorgeous! Love the fabric. And still adoring your painted window treatments!

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  6. I love that ottoman!! I also checked out the pre pic and of course it's looking lovely. What's that tray? is it ivory?

    <3

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  7. I love it and the fabric is perfect! What a beautiful room. Have a nice weekend.

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  8. Rene it looks fab. Beautiful space. Bet you were chuffed when your son suggested it. He must be proud as punch as it worked. Inspiring post. Sinead

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  9. I'm digging the abstracted Greek key design and the room benefited from the black.

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  10. omgosh. give him a good squeeze because it looks fabulous! I need you (and son) to come take over my family room space - it's overwhelming.

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  11. I love that fabric...looks great in the room. Question: did you reupholster it yourself?

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  12. Yes, Rebecca, I did the work myself.

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  13. The room looks so light and bright! I LOVE the ottoman...isn't it great when your children give design advice! Have a great weekend!

    PS-the kitchen is DONE...have a lookie!

    --Gretchen O.

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  14. That is absolutely gorgeous. Sophisticated, classic, simple. Love it. Good job!

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  15. I love it!!!! Your son is so talented, that was a great idea! The pattern is perfect and I love the black and white! Can't wait to see how you did it!!

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  16. I am glad you visited my blog and thanks for your comment. it means so much for me. :) Have a nice weekend
    <3

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  17. It looks so nice! Love the fabric, where did you find it?

    Looking forward to your post about the hold room - it's sure to be great!

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  18. Worth the wait to see the result! Gorgeous.

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  19. it looks great and i think it really gives weight to the room.

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  20. Oh, I really like the fabric you selected! I think it turned out great! Happy Friday.

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  21. You did a beautiful job with your ottoman. The fabric is a nice contrast to your whites and neutrals. What a pretty room! Your son has a good eye as well to suggest that you paint the legs black. Sounds like a cutie. Have a good weekend.

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  22. Beautiful! It contrasts perfectly with the white sofa!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Cathy

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  23. I love your blog! the ottoman turned out beautifully.
    Teresa

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  24. Don't you have a gorgeous blog? (The answer is YES!) I love what a see and I love that ottoman. How fun to have an 11 yr. old son with a great eye for decor!

    Glad I found you. ;)

    Donna

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  25. Rene, that looks great and I love the whole room.

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  26. Rene, I love that ottoman! The ones of you who got that were very lucky to get that price. Love how it turned out.

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  27. i love your house! it's just so lovely! this looks great, as well as the new blog header:)

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  28. The ottoman is a very handsome piece. You did a great job! I love the contrast in fabrics and textures. Your room looks wonderful.
    Have a great weekend.

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  29. Love the way that this turned out! The fabric is perfect! :) Hope you'll stop by my blog when you have time! :) Maybe share a vignette or two on fridays! :) Take care, Artie

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  30. Beautiful choice for your ottoman. I think the black legs are perfect.
    I adore the painting in the background. Your precious one I assume.
    You have such a flair and great sense of style!
    xo Yvonne

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  31. Oh Rene, the fabic on the ottoman is just lovley. Your *new* is beautiful.

    Jo

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  32. It looks great! You did a fabulous job!

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  33. aww Rene, your little picture came up today beside your comment and you are soooo beautiful!!! so nice to put a face to the blog lol! also, luvin the ottoman, well luvin your whole living room acutally : ) ~Stacey

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  34. The ottoman looks terrific. Very crisp and it really amps up the room. I think it's great and the legs are right with it, too.

    Thanks for stopping by. Hope you won't forget to link up your giveaway -- our new linky is up for this week!

    Jane F.

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  35. Darling! It looks so elegant! :)

    ~Liz

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  36. I LOVE your ottoman. Great job!!!

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  37. Hi Rene...

    Ohhh...it's gorgeous! I love the fabric...colors and pretty pattern! The contrast really does look great with your pretty white sofa! Love your living room, my friend! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and new ottoman with us...such a treat!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  38. Rene - Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I hope you enjoyed Knock-Off Wood. I love your ottoman!

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  39. I think it looks so lovely. Your son has a great future ahead of him. Move over Nate Burkus!

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  40. The ottoman looks great!!! I love your fabric choice.

    Oh, and I just read today's post. I, too, have been waiting to do any fall decorating. Although, today's rain and 65 degree temps are starting to put me a little more in the spirit.

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  41. I love it! The geometric print is perfect (and very forgiving of stains).

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  42. Love the ottoman! It looks fabulous

    Caron

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  43. The ottoman turned out beautifully! Great job. Your room is quite sophisticated and lovely...welcoming. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  44. I love this ottoman and I love your room!! Where did you find the curtains/fabric for the curtains? So subtle and lovely. Thanks so much for linking up to Style Feature Saturday!! :) shaunna

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  45. I missed this post! The ottoman looks great Rene! I love the fabric you chose and painting the legs was a good move!

    How is your sofa holding up? Ektorp right? I was thinking about using one in my family room. Not sure if I'm up to washing the slip cover;-)

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