Some of you might prefer the fabric as shown in the swatch below, but when one has furniture already in the same room whose primary colors are navy, maroon, and hunter green... the swatch below REALLY doesn't go. It had been bothering me greatly for quite some time. So, this morning I had had enough. I marched off to Walmart (the service was horrible!) and got some plain, navy upholstery fabric and then used some odds and ends fabric my mom had sent up along with the furniture they kindly gave us a few months ago (which served to make the piping). AND... after working all day (well, from 1:30-6:15 straight, finishing right before my students arrived). I am sooo excited with the results. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing nor how the picture in my head would actually look when finished. At least, it now matches the other furniture and does not have to hide under a throw rug anymore!!! :) (This ambiguous "furniture" is an ottoman, I think. I am really not sure what to call it!?! Any suggestions at the proper title?)
I should have taken a before-shot. The entire ottoman was covered in this fabric with a tiny piping of the same colors in place of my rather larger choice for piping.
The finished look... Please forgive the books stacked below. You should have seen our living area before Sean did a quick cleaning!!! The left over books and boxes simply had to be slid under the ottoman until later, and with my back feeling the way it currently does, I simply did not have the energy to pull them out prior to the photo shoot!