Hard to believe this week is coming to a close already. With snow days making for an abbreviated school week, I still haven’t gotten my mojo back completely.
I bought this ottoman awhile back at the Ballard Outlet, and it was originally upholstered in a burlap fabric.
It was nice, but the fabric didn’t hold up to our daily living, and I ended up pulling it off of the top portion of the ottoman, where it was left, naked, for longer than I care to admit. I had every intention of redoing it, but I have such a hard time deciding on fabric, that it brings progress to a screeching halt.
I tried to dress it up during my indecisive phase. I wrapped it with ribbon during Christmas one year…
I’ve moved it around to several spaces in my home, and it’s settled in the media room, where my boys spend a lot of time. It looks fine here, but with two boys – it’s gotten yucky.
I have even rigged fabric to look like a stripe in the middle of the nakedness. No photos, but I promise, it’s true.
After a couple of fabric shopping trips, I settled on this fabric – I love all of the colors, and thought it would work with the current colors in the basement, and allow me to pull in new colors if I was in the mood for a change.
Did I mention it was looking yucky? (Hanging my head in shame)
I was all prepared to staple this fabric to the top portion of the ottoman – I removed the hardware and remnants of the old fabric, including the cording. I even made a special shopping trip to buy the right staples for my staple gun.
Then I started having second thoughts. My fabric commitment issues kicked in again. So it sat there – until it was time for a party, and this commitment-phobe had to make a decision.
Enter Gorilla Tape. A commitment-phobe’s best friend.
No one will ever have to know.
If only I could use Gorilla Tape to reupholster a chair.
Works for now – until I change my mind.
I will say that I didn’t put the hinges back on with this method, but it’s still working for us. I’m just happy to have that ugly eyesore covered with something that looks a little more intentional.
Perhaps someday I will make a fabric commitment and pull out the staple gun.
Kris @ Driven by DécorJanuary 10, 2014 at 3:52 pm
I'm a decorating commitment-phone too so totally get it but I love that fabric – it gives you so many fun colors to work with!
Julie BeeJanuary 11, 2014 at 3:56 pm
Looks good!! That's exactly what I do on my outdoor cushions, they fade out from the sun and I like to change things up every year anyway so it's a good solution! Cheaper and so much easier that way too.
Lisa @ Shine Your LightJanuary 12, 2014 at 1:57 pm
You are cracking me up with the naked ottoman top and how it got moved around the house – that is exactly something I would do! Your solution is perfect, so easy to change up, but that fabric is perfect for taking a lot of abuse from kids! Great idea.