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Ottoman Slipcover

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Over a month ago I made a slipcover for our ottoman and I kept meaning to take pictures and finally did today. It is my first attempt at slipcovers and it was tricky in that the ottoman opens to hold toys, blankets, chocolate, whatever and I wanted to be able to continue to open it up without having to take the slipcover off.  I didn't know how to do that so I just winged it.

I'm over the color and the leatherness of it. And yes it has milk from sippy cups
dribbled on it. I'm an AWESOME housekeeper.

And now:

The fit is a bit off on top because, like I said, I wanted it to open so I actually fit the slipcover to mimic a Pack-in-Play sheet (HA HA really). I kept it lifted while I was pinning and then pinned it to make a "pocket" to fit the top into.

I love the big ruffle. Molly hates the fabric which is a bleached drop cloth. Ellie hasn't said much about it. Jim is supportive as usual and said "I don't know what you are talking about...I don't see any flaws."  That's after 15 years of being together, mind you.

Another cute craft idea for the kiddos in your home or your classroom or your home classroom is to snow up some pine cones using Epsom salt. It gives them a subtle sparkle that really mimics snow. Molly and I did that today and I also did some dollar store candles to start getting in the mood for Christmas.

Jim said it looks like our candles are wearing coats.

We used a paint brush to apply some white glue to the objects and then in a separate container we had a mound of Epsom salt and a spoon and we sprinkled the salt on, although we found that rolling the cones in it and using our hands was much easier than using a spoon.  Molly had fun, I had fun, I got the Epsom salt at the dollar store. Life is good.

I hope you all have a great weekend!  Hope to see some cool garage sale finds from youse guys.



  1. I really like the ottoman, you did a great job on it! I like the ruffle skirt alot. And I'm glad you do epsom candles/pine cones! I'm wanting to make those pretty soon too, they just look so pretty!


  2. Neat idea for the ottoman. It looks really great. And I had to laugh at the comment about the candles wearing coats. LOL

  3. Beautiful job! It's winter - time for ottomans to wear skirts and candles to don coats - doesn't he know? haha! I love both projects!

  4. Love a skirt on anything exp. an ottoman :) Thanks for linking!

  5. Love your ottoman it is gorgeous! The epson salt is a fantastic idea! I will have to remember that one! New follower!

  6. I love your ottoman... that slipcover is gorgeous! I made a slipcover over the summer and it was NOT easy. Great job! I'm a new follower. I hope you'll follow me back but no pressure!

  7. The ottoman looks great! And the salt on the candles...genius!

  8. LOVE IT! I so needed this inspiration, the ottoman in our living room is on its last lifeline!! Great job! Your newest fan!

  9. I just adore that ruffly ottoman! What a change!

  10. I love the ottoman! I think you did an awesome job making able to open still.

  11. You slipcover is sooo pretty! Love the ruffles!

  12. Gorgeous slipcover transformation! I'd love for you to come share this at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at


  13. Love it! The drop cloth, the ruffle, everything!

  14. Thanks for linking up! ~Jen @

  15. Fabu job on the ottonmon. I am not that crafty. Lol.

    I like the look of snow on the pinecones and Epson salt is so much cheaper.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. The ottoman looks fantastic...I'm your newest follower and I'm following you on pinterest!!

  17. What a great ottoman!!
    Would love to see you at DIY Home Sweet home.

  18. Awesome job lady!! I love the skirt!!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

  19. Great job on the ottoman and I love the epsom salt idea.

  20. So glad that you shared at Pin'Inspiration Thursday last week. You are one of our features. Hope you pop by and grab a button :-)

  21. I love this idea! One question, how did you attach the ruffle to the bottom? Is it removable for washing? I have a few boys that get everything dirty and would love to be able to remove an ottoman slipcover for washing. I love you blog and am a new follower by the way!

  22. My boyfriend also "doesn't see any flaws" in my projects, the sentiment being that if I liked doing it, it's useful to us, and it didn't cost too much, it's way better than something "perfect" and store bought.

    I've learned to actually keep some flaws in things merely because I know exactly the effort I put into it. Can you tell I'm going to start some projects tonight that I know won't come out perfect? ;-)


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