How to: Reupholster an Ottoman (part 3)

This post is all about how to cover the base of an ottoman. This is probably the easiest part of the process. We had previously taken off all of the old fabric and removed all of the staples. Then, we cut the new fabric into strips that were wide enough to cover the sides and hang over a bit…

A Smaller Footprint on Tour: Tyresta National Park

Cities are great. They have everything. The hustle and bustle of urban life, foods from around the world, people, noise, lights. Everything. But it’s not real, it’s a Disneyland for grown-ups. A playground for the budding student, or the 30-something professionals. So, sometimes, you have to get away from it all. One option is jumping…

Enviro News: A Sad Day for the Wolves of Norway

It has come to my attention from an article in the Guardian, that Norway plans to cull two-thirds of its wolf population. I find this to be a extreme solution to the Norwegian wolf conflict. During my master’s studies, I took a course on Environmental Conflict Management and it seems to me that Norwegian officials…

How To: Reupholster an Ottoman (part 2)

So you found a friend to help you out and you’ve completed all the steps from part 1. Now it’s time for part 2 to ensue! There are only a couple short steps in this part, but in part 3 we will begin with the sewing! Woohoo! Steps: Lay out the old fabric that you…

How to: Reupholster an Ottoman (part 1)

When I moved into my new place, my mother gave me her old couch and matching ottomans (for you Brits, poofs). The ottomans are boring, faded, and they don’t really match the decor in my apartment. Since, I’m attempting to be a sustainable millennial, I decided I wanted to reupholster the ottomans rather than throw them…