Saturday, May 8, 2010

Fabric Covered Button O.B.S.E.S.S.I.O.N

Ever since I turned this white Target coffee table into my beloved covered ottoman, I've been a little obsessed with fabric covered buttons.

**(On a side note, my husband and I bought our home in May of 2008... it was built in 1928. The owners previous to us were not only smokers, but had a dog with full run of the house... and wall to wall carpet, except for the front entryway and kitchen which were a hideous linoleum. We immediately ripped out the carpets, and had the pine floors underneath refinished... but it took us (read : me) awhile to do anything with the kitchen... looking at this photo now, I can barely remember how awful it was!!! But, that is a post, (or several) all in itself!)

After priming, and two coats of paint to match the brown on the walls, I drilled holes where I wanted the buttons to be, then covered the table with foam, then topped it with quilt batting, and then the fabric. My husband was a HUGE help with pulling on the fabric and stapling the undersides while I made sure my corners looked perfect. I think I'm a pretty easy going gal, but can have the occasional OCD tendancies. If you look closely at this picture, you'll notice that the fabric on each button matches {exactly} to the fabric on the ottoman underneath. :)

Which brings me to my most recent project, soon to hit my ETSY store, and craft shows! Fabric covered pushpins! I love them! I've also made magnets and cufflinks.
Here are a few photos of what I've been up to.


  1. GOOD JOB! And you're right I looked closely and the buttons line up with the fabric on the ottoman perfectly :-) My two favorite colors brown and blue.

  2. Are there some push-pins in my Mother's Day package? Sooo cute.

  3. I LOVE the ottoman! How do you come up with these great ideas!