Next it was this pretty cool leather square Pottery Barn ottoman I found on craigslist for $45. This is how much of a deal I got on this one, people - I went to the Pottery Barn outlet for a wooden tray (the one you see pictured below on said ottoman) the week after I purchased the ottoman on craigslist and they had it in the outlet for $899.99. That's right. The same ottoman for which I paid $45. Thank you, Nice Man in Harbor Town, for your generosity.
I thought of recovering it, because it really is a cool piece (valued at $899...did I mention that?) I may still do that. But in the meantime, I found this beauty on...you guessed it. craigslist. It's such a fun place to shop. You never have to leave the couch.
Yes, it is blue on top. It's previous owner did a little antiquing to it. It does not, however, fit in with my decor. So, after we got it home, I put my little helper to work. She gladly obliged.
Oh, don't act surprised. Of course I painted it white. After the fact, the husband pointed out that white might not be such a good idea. He will be putting his feet on my masterpiece every evening and my children will be using it for no telling what, so I did finally concede that he had a point.
Awww, but isn't it so gorgeous white?!?!!?
OK, OK, I know, It's not practical. So what do you think I turned to in my time of need? Yep, the faithful antiquing glaze. And here you have it.
I really loved it. I wanted to distress it a little next. It was nice but needed character.
So here is the final product - get ready...it's a little crazy...
The blue is showing through in some of the spots I heavily sanded. Such character and uniqueness it gives (I think).
Here it is in its new home:
I would love to know what you think. Is the blue too much or just enough to make it different?
For right now, I am happy with it.
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