Monday, March 7, 2011

Took me about 10 hours to sew this thing, cuz I periodically stop the sewing machine, put down the fabric, and gaze off into the distance for long stretches. (This is a weird habit I've never been able to break. My focus only comes in spurts, and I live in my head waaaaay too much)

Ignore the rug, that's changing too...

Thankfully my kids were elsewhere on Saturday, so I could get this done.

I previously started with a much larger, stained, smelly ottoman that I rebuilt and cleaned up. This is outdoor fabric on sale at Hancock's for $7/yd, so this whole project cost me about $20.00. Since I reused all the batting and foam, I just had to buy piping and fabric.
Posted by Katy On 7:05 PM 10 comments


  1. Excellent work! You always have something up your sleeve, don't you?

  2. oh was probably more than $20. lol, but I have leftover fabric for other stuff so whatever, right?

  3. First of all, I love your pallet wall!!! Simply love it! My husband and I are wanting to do this in our home also. I was wondering if you'd share how you adhered them to the wall, please? I see that you glued and nailed the boards, is that right? If so what type of glue and nails did you use?

    Thank you so much for your inspiration!

    kriskay4 at gmail dot com

  4. Your ottoman looks great!I have that same habit of staring off, I thought I was alone!

  5. Hey girl, my emails and reply's keep coming back mail delivery failure!

    Anyway, I went in and changed my post to include a link to the small gloves. Thanks for bringing that up. I do use a medium myself...I have big hands!

    :-) Sandra

  6. You're such an inspiration. Please don't stop.

  7. Stop! This looks amazing!!!!

  8. I think your blog and what you do is awesome. Most of the time, I ask my hubby to help me with my projects. You are an inspiration. I'm glad you've come to realize your worth!


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