Sometimes life seems to get in the way of blogging! However, I am excited to show you the ottoman that hubby built for me!
We had been looking for awhile and nothing ever seemed to fit or if it did, it was just more than we wanted to pay.
Hubby would always tell me that he could build me one but he wasn't sure about the upholstery part.
Then the talented Marty, @ A Stroll thru Life did a tutorial on the lovely one she made and I knew hubby could whip me one up in no time!
I've included a few pics of the steps he took.
I was so excited to find this high quality upholstery material on sale for only $4.50/yard!
Now how's that for a deal!
Measuring and cutting the batting.
He used a heavy duty stapler to apply the batting.
Looking pretty good already!
And then I got a little sidetracked by our little helper.
To the top portion (lid) he added a 4" wide piece of foam cut to specifications.
Then I did an itty bit of sewing. I cut a strip of material to cover some cording and sewed that baby up!
Our brand new ottoman and I love it!
Thanks to Marty for her great tutorial!
Total cost was $58.00. This included the material, batting, foam, thread and cording.
By far, the foam was the most expensive part of the project. However, you wouldn't want to skimp on that part. Having it so thick makes it oh so nice and comfy.
So how is it going for all the rest of you?
We've have had a rough two weeks but I think that were finally going to get some spring like weather this week.
Sunshine, warmer temps and rapidly melting snow will surely lift my spirits!
Have a great week everyone!
I am adding on to the following blog parties!
Make sure you check them out for so many great posts full of inspiration!
Met. Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch.
Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally's.
Tabletop Tuesday with Marty @ A Stroll thru Life.
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays with Linda @ Coastal Charm.