Friday, March 8, 2013

Ottoman Reveal

I mentioned earlier in the week about the Build Your Own Ottoman Class at Metamorphosis Studios  that I attended a few weeks back. After a sick kiddo and myself being sick I was finally able today to go back and finish mine up! 
The class was for building a basic ottoman but since we ran out of time Jenn agreed to allow me to design a more personalized ottoman.  
This is the fabric that I used. I had purchased it last year some time just because I liked it. This was the perfect project for it!
I covered up the blue circle in the fabric because I wanted the ottoman to be more neutral and was afraid the blue would limit me. I teamed up with Cathie who is Metamorphosis Studios In House Embroider and we came up with this letter 'F'. It is our last name initial. She did a fabulous job! 
I love the nail head trim all the way around and the added jute webbing.
These little wooden legs I custom painted make me smile too! They turned out to be just perfect for the ottoman.
I really enjoyed making this with Jennifer. She is a fabulous instructor. I wish I could say that I can now make an ottoman on my own but it is a TON of work and a killer on my hands so I will just leave the ottoman building to the pro! I did though gain some great tips that will make my own smaller projects a lot easier.

Thanx Jennifer for such a fun experience! Also thanx to Cathie for working with me on my 'F'! I know I can be rather picky and she was super sweet to put up with me.

Linking up to the following linky parties:
Feathered Nest Friday
Be Inspired Fridays
Fabulously Creative Friday
Furniture Feature Friday


  1. This is just FAB! I am in love with that fabric. I once added some nail head trim to a chair and swore I would never do it again. My fingers were bruised from months from the hammering. LOL Can't wait to see where you put it. xxoo

  2. That is just wonderful!! I love the F. I too have that fabric "just because"!!! I love love love it!! I want to build one of those now!! ~ Lori

  3. The fabric is perfectly wonderful. Thanks for sharing your pics.

  4. Make me one :) love it! Pinning, I need a W on mine!

  5. You did a wonderful job, Pamela. Love the addition of the beautifully stitched initial! You're right, it does look like a lot of hard work!

  6. Looks great, I do love the fabric and nailhead trim.

  7. Pam
    You did a great job. I love the personalized F on your ottoman too. It looks really great.

  8. Watch out Martha Stewart! Pamela's on your heels...

    Your ottoman is perfection.


  9. You make me smile :) Great job...I love it oh so very much...

  10. I love this ottoman. Just beautiful. I have an old one kicking around here somewhere. Thanks for the inspiration~!

  11. Great job!!! Your ottoman turned out beautifully, I love all of the details you put together and the neutral colors!

  12. What a pretty little ottoman, Pamela! I love that fabric and the nailhead trim. I have made my own and agree it can be a lot of work to get to the finish. I think I like making over old ottomans better. : )

  13. It looks just great! Way to follow through! Sometimes those unfinished projects can evaporate on us! Glad to see it. All done and beautiful!

  14. fabulous! Our last name also starts with F and I just took two of my dining chair slipcovers to the embroiderer to have a very similar F monogram put on them =)

  15. Hi Pamela, So pretty, great job! Thank you for your kind comment you left earlier, the wall color in my FM is Valspar-Natural. Have a great weekend, Jen @ City Farmhouse

  16. Love this ottoman, especially with the burlap.

  17. Hi Pamela,
    This turned out just beautiful! I love the fabric, the added monogram, the webbing - just love all of it.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks

  18. This looks great~ I love that fabric and jute, that Initial is wonderful too! Di


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