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Monday, May 21, 2012

Step On It~ A Round Ottoman Slipcover

My fur boy Rudi loves to climb up on the couch. As he is a dachshund his long back needs all the extra help it can get.

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I’ve had this ottoman since the Tuscan look was in. The size is really perfect and the material is still in great shape, it was just…um…ugly.

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I went digging through my fabric stash and found a yummy old tablecloth that sadly was no longer acceptable for dining but would be a perfect fabric for a slipcover. I followed the directions that my friend Jill provided on her blog Sew A Fine Seam.

I tried to jazz it up by adding a bit of piping to the top circle of fabric but it was causing me fits. Since the clock has begun to tick for our moving countdown I decided to scrap the idea. Sometimes simple is best.

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I used the edge of the tablecloth to create a large gathered ruffle for the slipcover. I do not own a serger so I tried to finish as many seams as I could the old fashioned way.

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I loved how this sweet detail turned out. I decided to have the hem fall an inch above the ground so that a bit of leg detail could peek out. I  might paint them a bright turquoise. Fun no? Having a shorter hem is also a good way to avert any vacuum suck up disasters by a 10 year old boy on carpet cleaning duty. :)

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Simple but oh so much better than the horrid tapestry print.

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Rudi gives it two paws up.

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But the price to pose is a piece of delicious “CHEEEEEEESE”!

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As I announced yesterday I am a bit in panic mode as our home has sold (Praise Jesus!) and I literally have just days to find a new home for our family, pack and move. Please understand my blog visiting time has been temporarily curtailed.


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Kelley said...

Dear Rudy,

You know your mama loves you when-- in the midst of home-searching and packing to relocate-- she makes you your very own little ottoman. Sure look handsome, Rudy-man!

Praying for Dad and Mom, fur boy!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Rudi knows he's the king... now he has his own little throne! What a sweet ottoman with it's crisp white slip cover! You did a beautiful job using an old tablecloth. The edging really suites the ottoman!
I am so happy for you!!!!! Selling your home must be such a HUGE relief!
Happy moving! Let's see pictures!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

The makeover on this looks FABULOUS! I loveeeeeeee it!! And look how sweet he is!!!! Tooooo cute!! Good luck with finding your new home!!!

Perfectly Printed said...

The ottoman looks great! Funny I worked on a slipcover for an old ottoman this weekend.... I will post about it later today! Great minds think alike????

Best to you,Chris

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I love love your ottoman cover and your puppy is pretty cute too!!

Auntie Em said...

While footstools are so comfy to have in front of seating spots, they do tend to get grubby fast. I like your slipcover and the use of the re-purposed tablecloth. Very pretty! And with it set up your little pooch should feel at home faster when you get moved.
Hope you had a good weekend and the week will find things falling into place for you! {Hugs}

Karena said...

Laura you simply amaze me; I adore the new ottoman with the Lovely bottom trim. I will have to send you a pic of a little one my friend Jutta mad for me!

Thought you would enjoy...Interview with Leslie of Segreto Finishes and her fabulous Book Giveaway!

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Lisa and Joey @ Paintbrush and Screwdriver said...

Congratulations on selling your home! Wonderful news.

The ottoman is lovely. I have one at home that needs the same treatment, but I've been putting it off. I like the idea of painting the legs - I think I may have to "steal" that from you.

Good luck on the house hunting.


Linda said...

That's darling! :)

We have an old blue vinyl ottoman that was a hand-me-down from my parents many years ago and when my friend's children and Sarah were little, they used to roll around on the ottoman (sideways). Therefore, it's a cherished piece of junk furniture, but many years back when I still had my sewing machine and was partaking in such crafting, I made an ottoman cover for it, in a similar manner that you did, though mine is not nearly as perfect. It still looks okay and it's still used in the living room. :)

Praying everything continues to progress well with your move, etc.
Love, Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laura, this is so cute. I love it. Hope you find a house soon. Hugs, Marty

Pamela said...

Congrats on your home selling. I know you will find just the perfect new home for your family! Love Rudi and his new ottoman!

Bloggymom said...

Good luck with the house hunting.

Cute redo!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's adorable, Laura! I know it will be exhausting; we had to fly to Ohio and find something within five days after our home sold, just so we could have the closing times align. We did a lot of research online, so we knew the basic area we were looking at. Fit in as many showings as you can a day ~ I'm sure something will show itself to you as your new home!

My name is Darlene Payan said...

The transformation is wonderful. I love the new look of the ottoman the tablecloth had a really nice edge for the hem. Lucky Rudi!

Will be praying for you to find the right house.

Blesings untold,

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I LOVE your revamp on this one. I so need to "rent" you for about a week of projects over here.
Sorry to hear the house fell through, will keep you in my prayers.

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe.. the makeover is so darling and your friend is a cutie! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Maple Lane said...

What sweet photos of Rudi! Love the new look for the footstool. God bless as you search for your new home.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I don't know what's sweeter. Rudi or the ottoman! So cute.
Praise Jesus is right! So happy for you that your house sold. Please send some of those vibes over here. We are desperate to sell ours! I don't want my hubby to leave without me. I want to "go where he goes."
Thanks for sharing that praise. Gives me hope!

Sandy said...

Rudi is such a cutie and so is that slipcover! Happy house hunting, I know you are going to find a fabulous home for your family!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

This is so pretty. You're right, the old fabric leaves a bit to be desired....:) Rudi is a real charmer. And a lucky dog, too!


martinealison said...

Rudi peut être fier de sa couche!... Bravo à sa maîtresse talentueuse.
Vraiment très réussi.
Cependant avec Olwen, ma dalmatienne je crains que si je lui offrais un drap blanc il devienne trop rapidement sale!
Gros bisous à vous

Maria Elena said...

Laura, love, love the new ottoman! It looks so pretty all dressed up in the new fabric! What a blessing that your home sold so quickly. You will find the perfect home for your family and life will be back to normal before you know it!

openid said...


What a fabulous job you did on the ottoman slipcover. I love the sweet detailing on the skirt.

Looking forward to reading about all you do to your new home!

Your Friend,

Deserae said...

That is so stinkin cute....and what a cutie pie you have there too :o) My boys LOVE cheese but now that they are seniors we have to limit the intake. Congratulations on selling your home and good luck with the new home search!!!