Monday, November 25, 2013

Ikat sew...but my mom can!

This weekend we showed this green ottoman that doubles as a coffee table in our family room a little TLC.

The green fabric was okay but I was ready for a change.

Rather than spend the money to have a professional reupholster it (the holidays can be an expensive time of year and there are other places we'd like to "splurge"), I decided to enlist the help of my mom, who offered to sew a slipcover.

Instead of buying fabric for this project, I decided to just use what I already had.
These West Elm curtains we had in our last place were just sitting in a box anyway so I figured "why not"?

My mom worked her sewing magic and constructed a slipcover for the ottoman using the curtains.
I tried to pay attention so that I would absorb some of her sewing knowledge but failed.

Nonetheless, the slipcover is complete and I am really liking our ottoman's new look:

I think it is a good temporary fix until we want to get it professionally done.

Thank you mom!

I'm that person that has jumped the gun and started decorating for Christmas in November.
I couldn't help myself.

One more look at the before & afters:




Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Congrats Jayme E. :)
You're the winner of the up-cycled sweater wine bag giveaway!

- Caitlin


  1. You are lucky to have a crafty and talented mom! And yes we started decorating for Christmas already too!

  2. temporary? i think it looks fab!


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