Beaux R'eves

Friday, October 3, 2014

Ottoman Cubes

I am SO glad it's Friday!  
What a busy week!  
Mr. Beaux and I finished this little project 
last week but I didn't have time to 
share it with you all.  
So here goes!  
I found these little slipcovers 
at an Estate Sale a few weeks ago.  
They were made to slip over an 18" square cube.  
An Interior Designer, 
who specialized in window coverings 
and all things fabric, 
was moving 
and she was selling all kinds of goodies.  
They were $10 apiece 
because it was half off day, of course.  
I thought they were so adorable 
that I couldn't pass them up.  
The only problem was...
I didn't have an 18" cube ottoman... 
Mr. Beaux and I put our heads together 
and came up with a solution.  
He went to the hardware store 
and bought little furniture legs 
for less than $3.00 each 
and stained them with stain 
we had in the garage.  
He constructed a box out of leftover plywood.  
The finished dimensions are 
17 3/4" X 17 3/4" X 17" High.  
Then it was my turn...
I bought foam at Joann's 
and cut it to size.  
I glued it on the top 
with craft glue 
so that it wouldn't move around.  
I covered the whole ottoman 
with batting that I had in my craft stash 
and wrapped it like a present 
with a few staples.  
I cut some muslin 
a couple of inches larger 
than the top and stapled it around the edge.  
Then I cut a piece of muslin 
to go around the edges.  
This piece would be 18" X's 4 
if you were measuring... 
I stapled it on the underneath side 
so that when you fold it down the staples don't show.  
I know it seems like a lot of work 
but it really wasn't 
and it is kind of like wearing pretty underthings.  
Only you know it's there 
but doesn't it make you happy?  
I folded the fabric over 
and then stapled it underneath 
the cube to finish it off.  
You can fold the fabric under a bit for a nicer finish.
Ta Da!  
An Ottoman in it's underwear!  
They are in front of my new sectional right now 
while my chair and ottoman is being recovered.  
Look in the left hand corner over there... 
Someone was pretty put out 
that they had to stay off of the sofa 
while I was taking pictures...
Wouldn't they be great at the end of a bed?  
And.... there she is with her skirt flipped up.  
Even the underside of the slipcover is cute fabric.  
I'm putting my feet up this weekend for sure!  

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,



Sharing at:
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Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design 
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
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Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch To Yours 
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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

So cute....I love them!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I like those and what a good job making those.

Susan Newbigging said...

What a great idea to make the ottomans. I love the slip covers.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

OOhh... luv!! I have 2 such cubes, I am of a mind to try my hand at some slip covers. :) Thanks for the idea !

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great idea they turned out so good Cindy...love your new sectional!! We bought a PB sectional for our great room a few months ago, we love it!

Patty Wiles said...

That looks awesome! and I might just have to copy that in the near future :) Great job Cindy.

lynn cockrell said...

The slips are gorgeous! You and Mr. Beaux make a good team, as the stools turned out beautiful.

Joy/The Olde Farmhouse said...

Cindy: You are an inspiration to me. I have meen thinking about covering one for months but have not gotten it done...Now where is my stapler???
Thanks for sharing...I am jazzed at the great job you did!
{{HUGS}}
Joy
theoldefarmhouse.blogspot.com

Missy George said...

They are perfect. Great job you too. Now you can both put your feet up. Have a great weekend.

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