Beaux R'eves

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ticking Stripe Ottoman Redo

On Friday I gave you a sneak peak 
of a small project that I was working on.  
I had this little project in mind for a while 
but never got the chance to complete it. 
Here's how it started out.  
I found it at an Estate Sale for $8.00.  
I thought that it had really great bones 
but kinda Brady Bunch fabric.  
I left it the way it was for winter 
and had it stashed in the basement.  
I walked by it a million times 
and finally said to myself 
"I am going to get this project done THIS weekend!". 
Isn't the little flower so precious?  
You can barely make it out with all that dark wood. 
I deconstructed it 
and pulled all of the staples out of it.  
I like it better already. 
It was covered with a layer of muslin on the inside.
And a layer of old fashioned batting 
was underneath the fabric.
I painted it in ASCP Old White 
and used a little dark wax 
and a coat of clear wax.  
I lightly distressed it with sand paper. 
 A new layer of batting covers the muslin. 
I stapled the ticking fabric onto the ottoman 
and then cut it as close to the edge as possible.  
The fabric came from my same stash 
 of fabric that I made all of the Colorado pillows from.  
Remember that great Estate Sale 
that the seamstress lady had?  
So much gorgeous fabric!  
I thought a lot about what type of edge treatment 
to use to cover up the staples.  
I went to the fabric store 
and looked up and down the aisles...  
I wanted to contrast the feminine details 
of the curvy legs with something a little more rustic.  
I remembered that I purchased some cording 
to use for pillows 
and thought that was just what 
I needed for contrast.
 I think it works perfectly!  
I'm so glad that I got this done!  
It is such a little cutie now!  
 I'm not sure where it will end up yet... 
But I will find the perfect spot for it.

It went from Brady Bunch to Beautiful!  

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,

Sharing at:
What We Accomplished Wednesday @ Green Willow Pond
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design 
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Home Sweet Home @ 
The Charm of Home
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch To Yours 

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Unknown said...

How gorgeous !!!
I've been thinking of using ticking on a french provincial table set I have to redo - I think you sold me !
Beautiful job!

Pamela said...

Oh Cindy it turned out beautiful! I will say though I thought the before would have made for the perfect fall ottoman.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Gorgeous! I love ticking- it's so cheerful.

Deserae said...

I agree, it IS such a the ticking!

sweet violets said...

Love it....nice job!! How did you attach the cording.....glue or staples or what???

Jeanette said...

What a great little find! It turned out so beautifully!

Wild Oak Designs said...

You did a beautiful job! The paint job you did is amazing! So perfect! I love the ticking on it. Amazing how just the piping minus a covering on it looks so great!

JP said...

It's a beauty, now!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Gorgeous job, Cindy! I think the ticking looks beautiful with the new paint job.

Pura Vida said...

what a great job cute!

Calypso In The Country said...

Wow! I am impressed! Great job and great fabric!

cathy @ said...

Nice job!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

What a perfect makeover - love the ticking for a new updated look!

Unknown said...

The ticking is beautiful with the paint color. Great job!

Sue said...

Fabulous the ticking fabric.

Debra@CommonGround said...

oh Cindy, I love it! Ticking is always perfect. But I DO kinda dig the Brady Bunch Plaid!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word, this is so pretty. What a fabulous makeover. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful indeed. I love ticking and it looks great on your stool.

Blessings from Tennessee.

Buttercup Bliss said...

Oh my goodness! What a great find! I love the way it turned out!!

Katherines Corner said...

Beautifully done. I pinned to my cotton ticking board. I invite you to share at my Thursday hop. You can link up through Sat midnight. xo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful transformation, Cindy! The ticking is perfect for the little stool.

Simply Stone Creek said...

I love it! The ticking is perfect!

ANNE said...

Gorgeous transformation!

Deborah said...

It's beautiful. Did you glue the cording on?

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

I adore ticking, so this sweet project grabbed my attention right away - it turned out beautiful! I hope you'll drop in and share this at the Vintage Inspiration Party at Knick of Time - we'd like to have you!

Benita said...

LOVE this stool! Adorable!!

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