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Display Name: ursulastar
Member Since: 10/25/12

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I have an ottoman identical this one. Perhaps I have an idea as to why the owner decided to reupholster. The one I have is made of a vinyl (?) cover, and after spending some time in storage, the vinyl has started to "crack" and split along the seams.

I love this bench, as I inherited it from my grandmother. She used it as a sewing bench and it contains plenty of sewing supplies stored within. I want to put it in my house, but I have hesitated due to the cracked cover. I agree with perhaps using a slightly less graphic print, but I do think the final result above is quite lovely. It's not much bigger than a throw pillow you might find on a sofa or arm chair. Isn't that where we use pops of color and large, graphic prints to spice up a room? The difference, I suppose, is that a throw pillow can easily be switched out to adapt to changing style, but this upholstery job looks quite involved.

Anyway, I would LOVE to see a tutorial on how the owner accomplished this project because if I had an idea how to do it, it would move to the top of my DIY list!

Before & After: Ottoman Transformation Jill Browning
12/30/12 10:01 PM