A Little Stool Re-Tool
Part of me wanted to title this post “The Saga of the Stool” but I’m very pleased with the results. When we purchased two black leather cube ottomans from Home Sav back in the Fall it wasn’t supposed to take five months before we could actually use them in our family room!
To keep a long story shot when you let a seven year old boy attempt to open a shipping box with an exacto knife there is a decent likelihood that part of the leather will get sliced. (Disclosure: my husband was helping him so I’m not entirely sure who actually cut the leather but there was adult supervision – we don’t let our kids wield exacto knives I assure you!)
Here’s the evidence. I’m sure the neighbours could hear my screaming – it wasn’t pretty.
I knew we had to do something to make the ottomans functional. I wanted a little va-voom, a little something that would make me smile but needed something insanely durable (see story above about enthusiastic seven year old and multiply by three).
I found this faux ostrich leather from Maxwell fabrics …
And had the tops of both stools reupholstered complete with a nailhead trim detail around the base.
I’m liking my new custom ottomans in our family room.
Do you have any ottomans that are in need of a little zing?