Remember my tufted ottoman post about a year ago? Well, since my three kids turned it into a washcloth for Ragu sauce, it has sat in my garage waiting for attention.

When I chose the original turquoise (yes it looks white, but it is actually turquoise) fabric, the lady at Calico Corner raved about how “stain resistant” it was, so I spent extra. Lesson learned….NEVER spend $20.00 a yard on ANY fabric. My kids had honestly ruined the newly upholstered ottoman within two or three months. Man have I learned a lot in the last year! Lesson number two learned…Home Fabrics rocks, and ever since a friend introduced me to it, it is hard to shop anywhere else. Home Fabrics carries the same fabric as Calico Corner and it is $12.99 or LESS a yard.

So, when the pressure came to clean out the garage…I made the change. I love this fabric that I got from JoAnn’s on super-duper clearance. I do not know the name or the sku, sorry in advance for that one.

The pictures are a little dark since I took these at night, but hopefully you get the idea. I moved my rug into the entryway because sitting a patterned ottoman onto a patterned rug is not usually eye-appealing in my opinion. Sometimes I just need a change, and removing the rug and adding the ottoman was just what I needed.

I love the large pattern on the fabric! I also re-tufted the bad boy, and if you look closely you will see the buttons.

Change is good!


  1. says

    That just completely changed the entire look of your ottoman! It looks great in the room. It coordinates perfectly!

    I love Home Fabrics. I've found fabric there for less than $4 a yard. Might as well buy as much as they have at that price!

  2. says

    Very pretty! I really like your entertainment center. We just have a tv stand and I've been wanting to have something that's a bit higher so my daughter doesn't hit the tv. Any cheap suggestions?

  3. says

    So Brooke I meet you a long time ago and I have looked on your blog a lot what a cute girl you are and family you have. I just got in charge of a craft day for my family so i am looking for inexpensive fun easy craft ideas that we could do and I thought about how much fun you have doing your projects. If you have time would you send me a email of any ideas you may have. I was thinking maybe something Christmas cause it is the sat after thanksgiving. THanks JULIE
    my email is

  4. Allison Williamson says

    I love this!! It looks so great in that room. Good job!! I'd love to find a piece of furniture to reupholster sometime soon. Thanks for sharing!


  1. […] Doing a step by step, comprehensive upholstery tutorial may be out of my league; however, I have found a great  wingback tutorial over at Creative Mavin that shows some great illustrations on how to reupholster. I was very impressed by her step by step instructions, and of course I LOVED the fabric she chose (it is the same fabric I have on my ottoman). […]

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