Navy is the new black!!
I am making an old, very much loved ottoman new again!
This ottoman is nothing beautiful at all, it was just in our family room while I was growing up.
About 15 years ago, my parents were cleaning out the basement and there it was in all it’s 90’s glory. It was jade green and white strips! If you got married in the early 90’s then you know Jade green was the “it” color! But when I found it it was the early 2000’s so of course I covered it in loud bold stripes!
Then in about 2006, it was covered in this beautiful fabric, brown & green. Pairing brown with green or pink was all the rage 10 years ago. Then we moved again, and it found it’s home in the barn where the kids set up a tv room!
When we moved to our current house, we quickly discovered that our oversized furniture would not fit in our small family room, so we downsized the furniture. I needed an ottoman that could double as a coffee table when we needed it.
So the ottoman came back in the house, but it was in need of a major refresh…
This is also the room that the dog hangs out in and for some reason even though he is 80 pounds and hangs off of it, his place to rest is on the ottoman! so it is a little dirty and for the Summer I wanted to add some navy and white to this room!
So I want to show you how to cover an ottoman with out a sewing machine!
- a staple gun
- some fabric (2 yards for this size ottoman)
- fabric scissors
- a friend to help you pull the fabric so it is super tight!
What I did first is I took off the brown fabric and used it as my pattern! When I originally found covered it, I measured the ottoman length wise and added 4 inches!
I also needed two side pieces.
My husband was home so I used him as my model and he was super helpful!
STEP 1: Position the fabric to make sure it is even on both sides
After the jade green and white stripes and before the brown and green it was bright stripes!
Step 3: Again, pull tightly on the sides & then envelope fold on the sides, only staple the straight piece right now
Step 4: add the side pieces now! staple them
Step 5: Now grab the sides of the envelope fold and staple them. Repeat on the other side.
Let me remind you of what before looked like again:
I am loving the navy and white! It is so crisp and nautical.
See that chair, peeking out in this photograph? I painted the fabric, if you want to check it out you can see that post here!