Sunday, April 17, 2011

Works In Progress

I'm  in the process of redoing my ottoman and  a chair. I'm trying something I have never done before with my ottoman. I'm a little nervous, but if I fail or succeed  I'll let you know how it turns out.  Here are a couple of before shots:


I bought this ottoman at the Bombay Co. years ago. I've been using it as a coffee table. I still really  like it but since I'm lightening everything I decided to give it a new look. I saw an ottoman on the Shabby Chic website that made me swoon, so I'm going to try to get that look.



This chair Is from the Martha Stewart Collection. It's really comfy but the fabric is worn out. I love the tufting and the shape but it needs a makeover to fit in with my new color scheme. After 8 years I think a new look is due, plus it looks a hot mess. Its threadbare on the arms faded  and just plain worn out. Its getting a  whole new look and a little whimsy. So stay tuned ladies. I'll be having the big reveals later in the week. What are you up to? I'm joining  Debbie Doos Blogging and Blabbing Newbie Party.

25 comments:

  1. I'm excited to see what you do with these! I love the detail on the ottoman.

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  2. Can't wait to see what you do!!!

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  3. I can hardly wait to see the result ....... !!!

    Hugs
    Tine

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  4. I can't wait to see what you do to them Karen! I miss Bombay Co. I have a bunch of things in my home from them too. Too bad they went out of business. I guess you and I were the only ones shopping there! : )

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  5. I hope you'll post full tutorials because I have to redo something similar and I'm freaking out!!

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  6. The chair and ottoman both have great shapes! I really like the tufting on the chair and the stud detail on the ottoman. I'll have to check back to see how they've turned out!

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  7. OOOoooooo!!! I LOVE the look of that ottoman! I would use it as a coffee table too. Right now, I use an old steamer trunk as a coffee table. I always said, if I found an ottoman that I love, I would change it.

    SO< Please tell me when you show off your ottoman re-do!! I am very exciited to see it!! Maybe it will force me to look for one of my own!!!

    Just jump to my blog, if you would!! Thnx!!

    xxDaniella

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  8. Can't wait to see the transformations!! Martina

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  9. OHHH i can't wait Karen!!!!!!!!

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  10. I really an curious to see what you will come up with this beauty! Thanks for joining my party.

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  11. Can't wait to see the redo. They are both wonderful pieces.

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  12. Don't keep us in suspense for too long!

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  13. Im intrigued! I will be checking back to see what u do, im sure it will look great. Although, i have to say i do like the leather......Bonnie

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  14. The chair looks really comfy. I'm looking forward to the finished product.

    Ann-Marie

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  15. I'm visiting from Debbie Doos Blogging...good luck on your two pieces! I can't wait to see the transformations.

    Would love if you'd visit my blog: www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com

    Kristen
    Turning a House into a Home

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  16. Karen, I can't wait to see what you do with these pieces. I especially love the ottoman. I am your newest follower. Ginger

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  17. I am DYING to see how it turns out!

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  18. YAY! I will be anxiously awaiting your reveal post! And who doesn't love ottomans? :o)

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  19. Hi Karen. thanks for visiting me today! it's always a pleasure to stop by your lovely blog! can't wait to see the reveal.

    michele

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  20. I love a good mystery!! I too can't wait to see what you do. It's crazy that Bombay closed way back when! I thought that store had such great pieces!

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  21. I could never attempt something like that. Hooray for you being so creative!

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  22. I love the shape of that chair. I can't wait to see it done. Looks like a big job!

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  23. Good luck with your projects! I know they'll turn out fabulous - can't wait to see the end result!

    Kristen
    Turning a House into a Home

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  24. Oh, a make-over! I will stay tuned!
    Yvonne

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  25. I can't wait to see!!!!
    If you paint it follow instructions......not like my mess!!! ha

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