If you have been following Arts and Classy since the beginning, you will know that I had a hand-me-down upholstered ottoman vintage green ottoman that my cats kinds of scratched up. I included this piece in another post about 6 DIY projects on my to do list.
See I told you… it was pretty wrecked.
The old upholstery job was also beginning to fall apart, and it was in desperate need of some TLC. At the time, reupholstering it wasn’t really an option.
Instead, I decided to just try and re-cover the piece in more of a temporary way. With a little batting, fabric, and a staple gun I was set to make it happen.
I decided to document the process and thus Arts and Classy the diy home decor blog was born. I mist admit, a lot of love and heart went into this project both times. I have had this ottoman for 8 years now and it has been through a lot with me.
Things I achieved from the 1st makeover:
- Protected the ottoman from any further damage
- Gave the antique a colorful makeover
- The courage to try more projects and share them with the world wide web
Needless to say this project was near and dear to my heart because it has launched me into a very inspiring and unexpectedly amazing direction!
The second time around…
I wanted to match this ottoman with my Yard Sale Find Antique Cane Arm Chair.
My goal was to make them look like they belong to one another, but can also exist as separate pieces. I enjoy french inspired design and that matches the rest of my apartment. Doesn’t it look fantastic?
Now, let’s begin the makeover process shall we?
I began by removing the old upholstery, which was absolutely an outdoor project. What a mess it was.
Once I removed the torn fabric, I masked off the top to be able to spray paint the legs like I did with the chair.
I also used the same “aging technique” with bronze spray paint, sponge, and paper plate.
The supplies I used:
- Paper Plates
- Painters Tape
- Sand Paper
- White Spray Paint
- Metallic Bronze Spray Paint
- 1 Yard of French Script Fabric
- Staple Gun and Staples
- A Cat to invade your project to make you take forced breaks 🙂
Where the faux aging process begins…
Dabbing metallic bronze spray paint on a paper plate with a sponge. I then took the dry sponge and dragged it against the sides of the legs.
Next step was to wrap the ottoman with white batting to add some cushion. I wrapped the batting all around and secured it with staples on the underside.
Then came fabric time!!!
I positioned it the way that I preferred and began stapling once again on the underside.
It is complete and looking pretty match-y with the chair that I re-upholstered!
I am so pleased with the way this piece turned out. It is beautiful once again and I display it proudly in my living room.
Now I want to know what do you think? Overall this was a pretty easy makeover. Would you try it?
If you like this post, here are some other posts you will enjoy:
- Yard Sale Find : French Inspired Cane Arm Chair Makeover
- DIY Curb Side : Cane Back Chair Flip