And comfort. One more problem, though. So, you buy a new rug, and you don't like the old chairs. You buy the new chairs, and suddenly... that ottoman you had recovered 8 years ago needs a new look. I still love the tiger stripe, but... well...
Euck. So, last weekend, in a search turned slightly desperate by Saturday morning, we found the perfect fabric. I know my mom thought I was crazy, but as Karen (an interior decorator, after all) said, "Every room needs some whimsy." So, there it was. A lovely Ikat pattern. A punch without being too in-yo-face. The MIL helped me determine how much fabric to get - 3 yards. And so I got to it as soon as the fabric was in my hands!
The four sides stayed wrong side out and got slid back over the ottoman. Then I pinned the top piece of fabric print-side-down on the ottoman. Yup, literally stuck pins through that fabric into the ottoman. I pinned all the straight sides of the top to the skirt that was also pinned to the ottoman. Then, I started sewing.
In fact, it looked so good, that hubby had the great idea that I should make the mini-version of it on the small stool we recently covered. I went through the same process all over again. I finished both in one day that had a BUNCH of other things occupying it. I was pretty darned proud!!!