Wednesday, September 9, 2009

life is good!

still rocking the ghetto computer so excuse the improper capitalization.

i just had to document the most ingenious idea i may have ever had!

so, we had a chair and ottoman that had seen better days and it was starting to wear on my ocd. i had to act and act fast! the old chair has a new home in the garage and a lovely leather chair that has been in the corner of our living room put in its place. looks fab and i can't believe i didn't do it sooner.

but what to do about the ottoman?

i sat there staring at this raggedy ottoman that had been used as a trampoline, spit up on, snotted on, and used as a dinner table. and oila! i took an old polyester quilt (nothing more durable than polyester) and the ottoman to the nearest reupholster guy and for 90 bucks i got back the cutest ottoman ever on the planet.


cute, no? if you notice the quilt casually thrown over the arm of the leather chair (first pic). that quilt is covering a huge scratch. the quilt kept slipping off, so guess who busted out the staple gun and went to town?

that would be me. that quilt is going nowhere. i'm pretty resourceful if you ask me.

changing the subject.

below are two pictures that i would like to title, "i told you so."


see why?

9 comments:

MamaSue said...

Is he okay? I love, love the ottoman! That would for sure solve the ottoman problemo here.

starnes family said...

Love that you caught him mid-fall. Makes me proud. People have teased me for years for taking pics of crying children, screaming tantrums. They're some of my favorites.

Deelsu said...

great idea! was it expensive to get the upholstry guy to do that?

Sassafrass Jane said...

CUTE ottoman. Love mid-fall pictures. No judgement here-they crack me up.

Live.Love.Eat said...

GREAT re-purposing job!!!!! You must be stoked! And is the little Braminator ok?

The Soladay Family said...

That is quite possibly the cutest ottoman I have ever seen! Good job!

FROGGITY! said...

that's a wonderful idea! good job!

eeek! hope that fall wasn't too nasty...

Soxy Deb said...

And I bet I know exactly WHAT you told him - your gonna fall and get hurt.....
And I bet he kept sayin - No I'm not...
Gotta love the i-told-you-so's


The chair and ottoman look like they were made to be there together! Great eye Coco!

Angry Julie Monday said...

That ottoman looks great!!!! You are soo creative!