I've been following along with this talented girl's fun Q & A series and was reminded I've
never mentioned my biggest flop, I actually have a collection, but this was
the most expensive doozie! I was going to make a simple ottoman from a coffee table,
people diy them all the time. Usually from inexpensive, thrifted tables.
I was inspired by this one from Ralph Lauren at $5,700.
My victim... our dated finish, $500 coffee table, with the most perfect legs!!!
I unscrewed them and hacked them up with a saw as I reassured Mr. Simple that
the ottoman I was creating would be much more stylish.
Choosing fabric to go with a new rug...
New fabric arrives! I can picture it, it's going to be so pretty, let's style it up for fun...
This is a lot of work, 4" foam is expensive, covering buttons,
measuring, drilling, tufting...it's going to be SO worth it...eeeek...I can't wait!
Oh my goodness, I HATE it!!
It looks like a spider, it's crooked and wobbly and ugly!
Mr. Simple thinks someone is going to sit on it, the legs are going to cave,
they'll get hurt and sue us. Detail Boy has it figured that the proportions are all wrong
and the legs are too high.
All I can think is...Great! No ottoman AND no table AND no blog post! :)
Have you had any disasters, do tell!