We purchased 2 black ottoman/footstools about 5 years back BK (before kids). They lasted us well, until we acquired a very playful kitten with very sharp claws, and a 2 year old who decided it would be fun to pick (okay, more like rip) the vinyl off the side of one of them, leaving a massive big tear. Not impressed. Anyway, what's a girl to do. Make over time!!!
Here's the finished ottoman...
And here is a pic of what the ottoman looked like before, sporting the very unpleasant tear.
I turned to my stash of canvas drop cloth and made a basic cover for the ottoman. Not too hard considering all the sides were equally square. :)
Then I printed some gorgeous transfers of vintage sewing advertisements and a sewing machine off The Graphics Fairy website and ironed them on.
I'm liking the transfers, but thinking I could probably add a few more for interest. :)
Then I decided to secure it to the bottom with thumb tacks which can easily be taken out and the cover removed for washing. :)
I saw some similar ottomans for $300!!
I've already picked my stencils for the other ottoman which I'm planning on covering also. I'll keep you updated. :)