This is how it happened. My brother, John, dropped off two ottomans he scooped up from curbside trash pickup. He rightly assumed I might want them. They sat around for about four months as I thought where I might use them. I tried them in the guest room, but that wasn't going to work.
www.fabric.com and ordered a swatch. Turns out I really liked it with the floor in the foyer and proceeded to order enough for the ottomans and....
yes, those darn cushions were now going to be recovered again.
Next step was to deliver everything to the upholsterer. For about 15 seconds I considered doing them myself. Then I rushed them off to the upholsterer before that thought had a chance to manifest.
Today was the day they came back home. With this pattern I would have regretted attempting to upholster these myself.
There is a seam on each side about six inches above the piping and that's a tough match as it curves on the ends.
And about those seat cushions....they are finished as well.
I like this fabric, but I also like that there is more of it than just on the cushions.
It doesn't look like it in this picture but these ottomans are actually wider at one end than the other.
It is really hard to see but the end closest to the chair is one and a half inches wider than the other end. I think it gives them style....a little flair, if you will.
I wouldn't want all my decorating to take three tries to get it right.
But in this case, I think it was worth it to persist until I was totally satisfied.