Tuesday, September 28, 2010

One Man's Junk...

...is another man's treasure. At least, that's the case for some of the finds my mom and I have found at garage sales lately.

Here's a few "junk" items that have gotten their facelift lately...

The first thing is a storage ottoman my mom found at a garage sale. It was solid black, and the faux leather was torn and aged.


The inside was filled with cobwebs and junk. The picture doesn't do it justice...


My mom knew what fabric she wanted to use. The only problem was it wasn't wide enough to cover the whole top. So I found some maroon fabric that matched and sewed that in the center of the top design. This gave the fabric my mom chose that few more inches of wiggle room to stretch across the top of the ottoman. I also had to disassemble the top from the bottom to do all of this. I was sweating like crazy when I finally got done. So here's the finished product...


Much better! And it's great for storing our HUGE collection of blankets and stuff. (I only tossed it one for a picture).


Another junk to treasure is this mail organizer thing we got at a garage sale about a month ago. It was that boring ugly bright wood color lots of things come in. I don't have a before picture :(

Anyways, I sanded the whole thing, painted it white, then distressed it some with sandpaper. I removed the corkboard and covered it in the same maroon fabric I used on the ottoman. I used scraps from the main design of the ottoman and made some push pins. Here it is...



Some of you may be wondering what I did with those GORGEOUS window frames I found a few weeks ago...

You may even be thinking, "Hey Courtney, whatdya do with those GORGEOUS window frames you found a few weeks ago?"

Well, I will tell... no, I will SHOW you :)


It looks really pretty over my bed and brightens things up!



I want to apologize and apologize in advance for my lack of posting. I was on a roll in the summer time, but school requires more time from me now so I have a lot less time for crafting and such. But hang in there with me. I'll do the best I can.



And don't forget... my blog design giveaway ends THIS THURSDAY!


Have a great week!

8 comments:

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Christina said...

I like them, they look great! Not sure how tall your wall is but they would also look good off centered, with one slightly higher than the other.

Purple Froggie Clay Stuff said...

Those are some really cool items you have found!

I ran across a perfect three shelf plastic (with casters) rolling cart. I sure needed something like this too!

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Alida L. said...

I am recovering an ugly ottoman this week myself! I hope I do a as good a job as you did :-)

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Kim said...

Very nice changes. I really like how your ottoman turned it, it's a nice use of fabrics.

Michelle said...

Great job on your ottoman! Love it! :)

Traci said...

Visiting from Not Baaaad Sundays at LambAround. I love that Ottoman...what a great find (and restore)!

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