Recently I was given a lovely vintage ottoman. An ottoman is a piece of furniture consisting of a padded seat or bench, usually without a back or arms, which typically serves as a box. Ours has a hinged lid and is perfect for storing bedding and towels.
Our linen cupboard is overflowing so I thought this would be a great addition. It’s also quite slim so fits perfectly on our landing. The only problem was that it was dark brown with a stained fabric top. It was pretty horrible and definitely in need of some TLC. Here’s the before photograph of my vintage ottoman makeover:
I removed the trim and stained fabric from the top of the ottoman, then gave it a light sanding.
Although it looks like Lloyd Loom we found it had a Kraft label on the back.
To transform it I used Pinty Plus Tech – Primer for Plastics and 2 x Pinty Plus Chalk Paint in Piedra Stone (CK791). Because it had been painted dark brown, and I wasn’t too sure what it was made of, I used the Pinty Plus Tech Primer for Plastics to cover over the colour.
This was touch dry in about 20 minutes and I gave it another coat, inside as well as outside. Then I gave it two coats of the Pinty Plus Chalk Paint in Piedra Stone.
I’m thinking of covering the top in some Orla Kiely fabric from Dunelm Mill but I haven’t had a chance to pick any yet. So for now I’ve placed it back on the landing and filled it! Who knew I was that desperate for extra storage but I’ve used it to store the kids’ blankets. I’ll post an update when I’ve covered the top.
You can buy Pinty Plus Chalk Paint through Novasol, their UK distributor.
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