Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sitting Pretty

My mom needed some colorful ottomans
so I created these for her, many years ago.
The base is made from a ready-made, sturdy, unfinished wood cube.
I primed and painted it with different patterns on each side.
I pulled pattern ideas and colors from some of the fabrics in my mom's house.
We used a round plywood disc for the top,
that my mom had upholstered and tufted.
I trimmed the base with some navy grosgrain ribbon as a finishing touch.
They were all coated with a water based polyurethane for protection.
You could easily accomplish the same idea using
wall paper, decoupage or even photographs.
Fun, whimsical and useful!

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