Before & After: Round Ottoman

before & after - two images

Our local thrift store, Community Closet, gave us this old torn ottoman, which we rebuilt to ‘new’ condition, and donated back to them to raise money for their community support program. The new ottoman does have casters, not shown in the ‘after’ photo.

before & after - two images

A bit of extra stuffing, new vinyl covering and a new button brought new life to this 60s ottoman

Community Closet distributes its profits to charitable activities in the local community – including scholarships, educational programs, youth programs, support of existing non-profit organizations/special programs and more. Check them out at “where fashion meets philanthropy”

About the Author

CarlaHey there! I'm Carla Pyle. I love the stories that our furniture tells. For me a picture of my Granddaddy Milton's green upholstered arm chair brings to mind the vivid rhymes & colors of 'The Cat in the Hat' and his soft low voice in the telling. I love too that there is always an element of nature in furniture - the warm-toned curving grain of a walnut leg or the reflection of life in a mid-century chrome piece. The best part of teaching & sharing natural upholstery is that it ties all of these things together. Stories - of individual experience and of the planet - help us build happy & healthy homes.View all posts by Carla →

  1. Tracy FishmanTracy Fishman03-06-2011

    Carla, beautiful website and work. As you know from my blog I have a true appreciation for reclaimed furnishing and decor. Not only is recaliming green etc., it makes for a much more interesting home!

    I am glad Colleen posted your orange ottoman on FB, I was drawn to it imediately. Tracy

  2. CarlaCarla03-06-2011

    Thanks Tracy – I agree, it’s so fun to get creative with things that have a history. Carla

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