At the end of a bolt of fabric the sales associate will always ask you if you would like to buy the rest of it at a discounted price. It's usually less than a yard. With this particular fabric, the woman told me that I had enough to make a pillow to coordinate with the curtains that I was planning to make. At the time, I couldn't think past the curtains, but I ended up buying it anyways.
Now that I had completed my curtains, I was itching to do something else. Lately, I have been sitting in the middle of my living room thinking about what project I am going to do next. That's when that little ottoman caught my attention. I have always wanted to reupholster something, so I starting taking it apart. What I discovered was that there is not much to it. I removed all the hardware, pulled out the legs and matched up my decor fabric to the fabric that was on there.
I pulled the fabric tightly over the top part of the ottoman and stapled the center first and then worked to the corners. It was much like wrapping a gift. This ottoman had buttons on the top, which I recovered and then put them back into place with a curved needle. Once the buttons were in place, I pulled them underneath tightly and secured them with the staple gun. This is what creates the tufted look. Next, I stapled down all the black lining and replaced the legs and hardware.
We all tend to have those plans, goals, projects, dreams...
"moments"... that we contemplate "one day" accomplishing. If there is one thing I have learned from accompanying my father through his journey with terminal illness is that life is fleeting. I'm purposing to embrace every moment and delight in the verifiable truth that we could live abundantly if we will only live now. I'm going to work on those unfinished projects. I'm going to share the love of Christ with strangers. I'm going to love like I've never loved before. I'm going to delight in the moment.