Monday, 28 November 2016
This time our furniture piece started as a non furniture :) These large industrial spools are used often as tables and stools, the have metal pipes going through so are super strong and handy as they are neatly round already :)
I started by stabilizing it by adding wooden lats between the bottom and top, and adding wooden feet.
Then a strong fabric was tightly upholstered around this structure to make it evenly round, and on top of that a layer of foam to make it bigger and soft.
The bottom is usually just upholstered but because of the thickness of the velvet and the metal pipes of the spool I finished it off a little differently.
I upholstered a thin piece of round wood.
Which I then nailed to the bottom, covering up all uneven parts and finishing it neatly, it's all in the details :)
Here is the little ottoman after upholstering, but that was not all of course.
After making an arrangement of handmade fabric flowers I hand sewn them all to two sides of the ottoman, this part actually took much longer than the upholstery part. And yes, that is me at the end of November in my t-shirt outside!
And here it is, almost all made of vintage materials and fabric, a super flower power ottoman :)
It is cheerful and fun, and so love re-using all this old stuff.
It is available at StarHomeStudio, among other one of a kind furniture pieces.