Part 2 of the project was fairly simple, and took us about an hour. Three basic steps:
Oh and like a
So Step 1) Foam. Joann's and similar craft stores sell foam. But it's super pricey, unless you buy the skinny stuff. Which is not so great for a cushy ottoman. So I put off this project for awhile, waiting for the foam to go on sale while I collect the right coupon and therefore only spend $20 on the foam size I needed.
Luckily, my sweet husband was trolling Fred Meyer a few weeks ago and came home and said, "Lucy, didn't you need foam for some
Yeah, save only $2, you say? Well every dollar counts. Plus, the $18 foam sheet gave me twice as much as I needed, and twice as much as I would have gotten at Joanns. So it was as if the foam was only like $8. Go husbands. So I cut laid the painted table on the foam and sawed off the extra foam with our bread knife. No joke.
|Perfect sized foam.|
|Bentley's testing it out mid-way through.|
|Finished stapling! I used a lot of staples.|
|Nice legs, Billy.|
|I like this side, Mom. Nice work.|
|Like my chevron curtains?|
|What nice metallic-y legs.|
|From farther away...|
|And even farther!|
P.S. Want the budget breakdown?
Foam: $8 (originally $18, but I only used about 45% of the foam)
Spraypaint: $7 (about one full can - I splurged for the better stuff, but plenty around for $3-4
Batting: $3.50 (for about 2 yards, with 40% off coupon)
Fabric: Free (already had, but you'd need about 1.5 yards)
Putty: Free (already had, but you might not need)
Staple Gun & Staples: Free (already had, but about $25 for a good gun and lots of staples)
Not bad, huh. Probably would have spent over $50 on an average one from somewhere. Yay for saving!