Swapped Cocktail Table for Two Cute Ottomans

kswl2July 11, 2014

I wasn't entirely happy with the distressed cream colored coffee table in the front room of our new downstairs. It's very heavy and would be difficult to move if people want to use the wii and need all the available space. But I still wanted something there for drinks and snacks that was easy to move. I'd originally wanted two ottomans that could be moved around easily, and of all the ones I saw liked these best. They are genuine pleather :-) "with a nice shape, sturdy but very light, AND they were very inexpensive, so if we get tired of them they'll be off to the jumble sale at the church.

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peony4

Very nice! The tops look a bit rounded... be sure that drinks and snacks don't end up spilled all over your lovely rug.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 9:38PM
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kswl2

Thank you, peony :-)

I ordered two trays to sit atop the ottomans when needed for drinks, they are brass or bronze with a pierced gallery edge. One is 13" in diameter and the other is 15". When not in use they will go in a basket under the daybed. And I bought thick cotton jersey sheets for the cushions and wonderful lightweight cotton quilts in a white and beige zebra print so they are ready for a sleepover. And all the bedding fits nicely in the baskets underneath.

Now still waiting on five botanicals for next room. Mirror for bathroom, shower curtain, and wallpaper!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 9:54PM
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louislinus

Very cute! I used to have a tray on an ottoman for a coffee table and it worked great.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 10:08PM
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kswl2

Well, I stand corrected. I was throwing the boxes away and retrieved the literature from one and it seems they are leather after all. I'm a little disappointed. As a child I loved the cartoon Naugahyde creature and was sort of thinking of these that way. Hmmfph.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 10:26PM
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Holly- Kay

They are cute. I would love to see the trays you are using on them.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 10:51PM
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kswl2

I will post pictures when they arrive. They are from a new catalog called Birch Lane. The quality is difficult to judge from a photo.......we shall see.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 11:33PM
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pesky1

Love them. I think you're right about swapping the coffee table for them. They're cheery and will definitely be more versatile. Good job!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 11:47PM
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cat_mom

I like those even better!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 12:24AM
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jaynes123_gw

Cute, cute, cute- love the arched sides, so stylish , they certainly dont look inexpensive.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 12:29AM
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kam76

Super cute! Love the color. Where did you get those botanicals? I love them!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 2:36AM
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Patricia43

Love, love, love them and leather is better. You would have had to kill all those little nauga's in order to get their hyde. ;-) So you only had to get big old beefy hides from already digested meat. Again, I love them.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 4:27AM
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loribee

They are so cute and add a great pop of color!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 7:15AM
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kswl2

I am glad everyone likes them as much as I do!

Kam, I ordered the botanicals online from a place in Australia called Empirical Style,. They are very easy to work with despite the distance.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 8:42AM
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ttodd

I love that room so much! Always loved that color scheme for yrs but was one that I could never pull off on my own due to my innate personal color drive so I love living vicariously through beautiful red, green & cream rooms like yours!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 9:07AM
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Sueb20

Love those little ottomans. I could use something similar...mind if I ask where you found them?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 9:30AM
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kswl2

Sue they are in the Grandinroad catalog, which is a subsidiary of Frontgate. They have a mind boggling array of ottomans, all very reasonably priced. These were just $149 each, although prices go up from here none are really pricey. It is surprisingly well made, and I think the oversize nail head trim is great--- same vibe but less busy. They have a round turquoise one and a square burnt orange one in this same range and many, many others.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 9:45AM
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kswl2

Thanks, The Foxes Pad! I do the very same thing with other peoples' color schemes, especially all the blues and silvers. And your wonderful home office is still one of my very favorite GW rooms!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 10:08AM
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Holly- Kay

KSWL, I just started receiving Birch Lane catalogs. I will look for them. I love pretty trays!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 5:58PM
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