Thursday, February 21, 2019

Before and After of the Big Lots Ottoman

Years ago I bought an ottoman at Big Lots for me old den three houses ago.
This room was huge and long and it could handle a big ottoman In this little
den in my farmhouse, but it is needed. The ottoman is my home office, my desk
and my catch all. When I first bought it, I had it upholstered in a jewel tone Waverly
fabric that went with the look I was doing in this room.
I also painted the legs, which I touched up before it went to the upholsterer. The print
was to busy for the room and the light weight fabric was worn in spots. I wanted a rich
green velvet for a new cover and bought this fabric from Robert Allen almost a year ago
with the intention of finding a matching trim.
  I put the project off because I didn't know what I would do with out my ottoman. Where
would all my things go. I finally bight the bullet and started looking for a trim that would
work with the fabric. I found this trim on the Robert Allen Outlet site and fell in love with it.

I took my Italian gold stack tables from my guest room and used them as a make shift
ottoman while my piece was gone.
The chair I bought a couple of weeks ago at the Stuarts Draft Antique Mall and thought it
could be used to prop my feet up on because it is low and I am a sucker for any thing hand
carved, black and gold and any kind slipper chair.

 So here is the finished piece all done in less than a month. Love it.

And look what I found while walking downtown today at the Beverley Street Co-Op Art Gallery,
this sweet little painting of some goats called "Browsing" by local artist Christine Watts.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines day

Happy Valentines Day

Nothing says Happy valentines day like flowers. So I picked up a mixed bouquet at my
local grocery store on the way home from work the other day. One Red Rose, a few Carnations,

a little Fressia, lots of Daisies and beautiful pink Lilies that are still opening up. Well
worth the $5.99.