Hand-painted Ottoman Makeover

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Hand-painted Ottoman Makeover | Mabey She Made It #furniture #ottoman #makeover

The other day I ran across this ottoman at our local thrift store for $8, and since I’d been wanting an ottoman for our living room couch, I stopped to check it out. It was old and outdated, but it was well-built and I wanted it. So it came home with me.

 

First up, I knew it needed a paint job. I used the Americana Chalky Paint in Yesteryear and Everlasting (that I used on my Stenciled Arch and on my Thrifted Chair Makeover) to give the whole thing a gray coat. Then I painted the insets with the White.  I let it dry, then flipped it over and added some felt pads to the bottom of the legs so they wouldn’t scratch anything down the road.

Hand-painted Ottoman Makeover | Mabey She Made It #furniture #ottoman #makeover

After sanding a little, it was time for a little detail. I printed out a pattern then scribbled with chalk all over the back of the paper. Then, I laid the paper over my detail area, and traced the design, transferring the chalk onto the ottoman.

Hand-painted Ottoman Makeover | Mabey She Made It #furniture #ottoman #makeover

After that, it was time to handpaint the design onto the insets (there is one on each side of the ottoman). I used a mustard color of acrylic paint, and just painted inside the traced lines I’d made. It was harder and easier than I expected. Harder because some of the pattern rubbed off as I was working, but easier because it was just like coloring inside the lines.

Hand-painted Ottoman Makeover | Mabey She Made It #furniture #ottoman #makeover

After a wax coat, the ottoman makeover itself was done!

I still needed to recover the cushion though. I used a home decor fabric I picked up in California, and I love how the leaf pattern works with the painted detail to create interest without being too busy. It’s even a zippered cushion cover, so I can remove it and wash it as needed. LOVE.

Hand-painted Ottoman Makeover | Mabey She Made It #furniture #ottoman #makeover

 

And once it was all put back together, I couldn’t help but do a happy dance. I love it so much.

Hand-painted Ottoman Makeover | Mabey She Made It #furniture #ottoman #makeover

And now when I’m sitting on my couch, I can put my feet up on something fun and completely my style. Just ignore the chipped toenail polish–it’s getting harder to reach those toes these days. :)

Hand-painted Ottoman Makeover | Mabey She Made It #furniture #ottoman #makeover

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20 Comments on Hand-painted Ottoman Makeover

  1. Katie
    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 6:45 AM (1 year ago)

    Oh my goodness, I love this!!! What a gorgeous ottoman you made that into. Great job :)

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Katie! How’s the moving process coming? I don’t envy you a bit.

      Reply
  2. Diana
    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7:42 AM (1 year ago)

    Very nicely done !!
    Hope you are doing good and all is well with you and the family !

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  3. Jamie
    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:13 AM (1 year ago)

    Love the transformation! It’s such a smart idea to add the zipper to the cushion!

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Jamie! I’m excited to chat again on Friday–lots to share!

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Nancy. You’re always so sweet! Have a great week!

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:34 AM (1 year ago)

      Aww, thanks Carmody. I’m loving what a little paint and new fabric can do. :)

      Reply
  4. Shanice
    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 5:34 PM (1 year ago)

    Looks fantastic! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party
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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:21 PM (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Shanice!

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    • Lisa
      Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3:57 PM (1 year ago)

      Ha ha! Thank you!

      Reply
  5. Becca
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 3:47 PM (1 year ago)

    Saw this on Someday Crafts and had to see your full post. It’s a beautiful and fun piece! Especially love the stencil.

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    • Lisa
      Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3:56 PM (1 year ago)

      I’m so glad you came over, Becca. It was such a fun piece to work on, and I love how it turned out.

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    • Lisa
      Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3:53 PM (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Marti! I’m loving the colors too–they make me happy. :)

      Reply
    • Lisa
      Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3:52 PM (1 year ago)

      Ashley, your comment made my day–thank you!

      Reply

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