Mod Oval Ottoman from Goodwill Pleated Plaid Skirt

April 14th, 2009 in member junk     
ModHomeEcTeacher ModHomeEcTeacher, member
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Photo: Shelly Leer

This oval ottoman (my favorite shape) was covered in a red fabric with a huge stain on the top. I purchased a big pleated plaid skirt at my fav Goodwill, removed the waistband and pressed on some interfacing. Using the old pattern, I cut out the pieces, sewed the side piece carefully on the top oval piece, meticulously matching the plaid, and upholstered the ottoman. I stained some sleek, modern legs and there you have it!


Pattern or design used: My own design - ModHomeEcTeacher
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Comments (16)

SantaClaus writes: I think that's MY skirt - no kidding - I used to have one like that & gave it to Goodwill - too funny. Posted: 3:19 am on October 19th
Shelley_ writes: Way Cool! Posted: 7:53 pm on June 20th
ClassyLadyJen writes: That is perfection! I love the fabric. It has a very mod look to it. I like it a lot! Posted: 12:03 pm on June 3rd
irishrovr writes:
Great colors and nice legs!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 10:46 pm on April 17th
ModHomeEcTeacher writes: To ReinVintage-the mod legs come from a supplier I have in California. Posted: 5:07 pm on April 17th
ReinVintage writes: LOVE the legs!!!!....where did you get them??
Shelly Posted: 11:57 am on April 17th
jillruth writes: Honestly, matching plaids on a round surface?! You're good. Posted: 9:50 am on April 17th
junkermidge writes: You did an awesome job on this. I love it!
Midge Posted: 12:18 am on April 17th
georgiamoon writes: Well aren't you just the coolest chick!! I love what you have done and what a fantastic job on the upholstery. Really really cool job. Can't wait to see more of your MOD work. Love it, Georgia Posted: 2:55 pm on April 16th
CottageElements writes: Awesome re-do! Love to see more of your stuff!

Lani Posted: 10:41 pm on April 15th
writes: Nice stuff sister! Keep it coming!

:-) JennyK Posted: 1:27 pm on April 15th
whiteflower writes: Love this project. You have got great style - can't wait to see more. Lori Posted: 1:10 pm on April 15th
alicemom writes: Great look. I am very impressed with the plaid matching! Big kudos
Smiles,
Alice Posted: 12:25 pm on April 15th
shabbychick writes: What a fun ottoman - and great use of an old skirt too. You gave it a nice tailored look! I always look at the thrift store for fabric/clothing for projecs too - lots to pick from !

Thanks for sharing,

Kathy Posted: 10:47 am on April 15th
1DesignChick writes: Wow! What a good eye you have; I'm afraid I would have overlooked that ottoman. And to find the fabric in a skirt-sweet! Oh, and the legs are perfect, too! Thanks for the inspiration! Janet Posted: 12:48 am on April 15th
suewhitney writes: Very cool! Great idea and beautiful execution. Way to go!

Be well,
Sue Posted: 11:46 pm on April 14th
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