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for $8, and since I’d been wanting an ottoman for our living room couch, I stopped to check it out.Β It was old and outdated, but it was well-built and I wanted it.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. Β 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. πŸ™‚

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

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Katie
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Katie

Oh my goodness, I love this!!! What a gorgeous ottoman you made that into. Great job πŸ™‚

Diana
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Diana

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

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

Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage
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Amazing transformation, Lisa. It looks great!

Carmody
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Wow! Great job. It looks fantastic.

Shanice
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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 πŸ˜€ Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

the cape on the corner
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yep, i like this.

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

Marti
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It turned out beautiful! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing it with us. Pinned to the party board. πŸ™‚

Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods
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Get out of town!! I love this transformation!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! I hope you will join us again this Saturday at 8:00 am EST!

~ Ashley

Nicole B.
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Super cute! Awesome use of that old ottoman! πŸ™‚