I. Need. Coffee!

This weekend was gorgeous and I spent it at the Atlanta Nascar Race and I am tuckered out! We had a great time. Here is a photo of my favorite adorable driver Carl Edwards. He was so close to winning! I was sad because I've never gotten to see his infamous backflip in person after winning a race.

We had great seats, I just didnt have my zoom lense to get a good photo!
On to business...

At the end of last summer, I was browsing through the Ballard Home Design magazine and saw an ottoman that I wanted for my house (below). I was in love, except that it cost $547!! There was no way that I was going to pay that! So I made my best cute convincing face and asked my dad if he would help me make one. Of course he couldnt say no! =) With planning a wedding, and then all of the holidays... we finally finished it last week! It looks great in our house. My dad had it built in no time, but it took me forever to decide on a fabric to use.

He made a box out of plywood with a hinged top so that it could be used for storage.

I covered it in batting and padding to make it cushioned. We also ordered wood furniture feet on ebay and painted them black. I had some help from my mom and her friend Karen with the upholstry. ( I told them I would give them credit in the blog!) We stapled all of the fabric to the top of the box, and then did each side individually in panels. I loved the way that it turned out and it saved so much money! Now I dont have clutter in my living room because it is all inside of the ottoman! What do you think?


  1. That is so cute, I cant wait to see it in person.

  2. Hi, I dont know you but came across your blog while blog hopping. I am very new to the whole thing and was wondering how you made your banner (I think thats what its called) and the icon with your "signature". Thanks for the help!

  3. I'm so impressed girl :-) I'm all about looking at expensive things and saying: I can make that! haha poor Adam . . .

    :-) the ottoman looks great!

  4. Hi Stephanie. I made the banner in photoshop. Sorry Im not more help than that. You can probably google Blog banner instructions and get a good tutorial. Hope that helps!

  5. Wow, that's fabulous! I'm so impressed.

  6. Thank you so much for responding. That helps a lot!

  7. It turned out fabulous! I can't wait to come over and drink a glass of wine and prop my feet on it!

  8. HA HA, i dont know where elliot came from, I guess he was on the computer before me. He will love this story!

  9. you are so crafty!!! I need to get better at this! sounds like you had a good weekend :)


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