DIY: ottoman refinished
So, the first thing I did was take the upholstered foot rest off of the ottoman.
Next I placed masking tape - equally from each other just like the stripes that will be painted. Then I applied the paint over the tape.
And this is how it turned out when the tape was taken off.
While this paint was drying, I painted the legs of the ottoman
a shade of grey.
I went back to the stripes to fill in the gaps with the grey color.
This is how it looked like when I was done. I didn't want straight
stripes, so I did a little hand strokes to make those notches on
Now onto the other side. I used a different technique - where I painted
the entire surface grey first.
After the grey paint dried, I placed the masking tape and painted the purple stripes. I repeated the same thing on the opposite side.
Now onto the front- I painted most of it grey. I left the inside
it's original wood grain.
Then I painted the rails purple to accentuate their elegance.
Now onto the upholstered foot rest. I had some left over Ikea fabric that I decided to use. I'm sure everyone is very familiar with this fabric!
I took off the hinges first to be able to reupholster.
Then I started stapling away around the foot rest.
This is how it turned out.
Then I screwed back the hinges on to the foot rest.
I wanted to give the fabric a little update of its own so that it is a nice contrast to the ottoman base. I used some bronze fabric paint to do this.
A small brush was good enough to paint the shapes I wanted.
I filled in the white spaces in between the pattern.
This is what it looked like at the end.