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« on: December 23, 2005 07:15:16 PM »

Ok, so I decided to introduce myself before I posted some of my projects.  This is my first post on a project I've done.
Here is one project I created from a cheesy table my friend had out on her patio.  She hated it and gave it to me...said, "Keep it and do whatever you want with it.".  I didn't keep it.  I made it into something that would match her decor in her house and gave it right back to her.

The only 'before' pic I got was while I was actually working on it:

The finished project!


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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2005 07:35:36 PM »

Wow! That is really classy. What did you do to make it an ottoman?

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2005 07:35:56 PM »

Boy, I sure hope she loves it! It's fab.

« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2005 08:19:44 PM »

Thank you so much!  Refabricated furniture and refurbished furniture is my passion.  I also enjoy making furniture pieces from scratch.

She does love it - shows it off to everyone who comes to her house. 

What did I do?

I cut off the bottom of the legs where the cross comes at the bottom.  I took a piece of old mdf wood (I always have mdf wood stocked somewhere!) and cut the exact same size of the top of the table. I attached the mdf to the bottom using screws.

To make the sides, I actually bought some chicken wire and wrapped it around so that it wouldn't sink into the sides. 

I put a piece of 4" foam on the top of the table piece.  then wrapped the entire thing in batting to 'cushion' it. 

The fabric was my friend's fabric.  I'm pretty sure it's vintage fabric - she found it in her grandmother's storage when her grandmother passed away.  I have a LOT leftover and plan to make her some throw pillows to match it.  I went to the fabric store to find fabric to match for the top.  The buttons lined up on the side were also found in her grandmother's storage. Basically, most of what I made the ottoman out of were her things - it only seemed natural for me to create something just for her.

On the bottom, I hot glued felt because her house has beautiful hardwood floors and didn't want it to get scuffed up.

Tools used were a jigsaw and staple gun (the two most wonderful tools ever created!!) and of course a drill. Oh yeah and the sewing machine!

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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2005 07:51:22 PM »

Impressive! Shocked
She must've been SHOCKED when you gave it back to her!
Giving someone a useless, ugly item brings to mind a cool idea for a swap theme!

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2006 08:06:46 AM »

After my life slows down a bit and isn't so hectic - I'm going to have to get involved in these swaps! 

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