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Monday, March 23, 2015

Adding A Bit More Black To My Family Room


"It is all in the details," someone once said, and in design it truly is. 

The details are what can take an ordinary room, or piece, and take it up a notch.

I have two ottomans in my family room, one I use as a coffee table/footstool. The other is used as a footstool for comfortable seating while watching TV.

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You can see it in front of the white chair, notice the simple legs? Well those had to go, they just were not fitting in my room.

I looked online at several different sites, to find different styles that might work with the overall look I had in mind.


Before ordering the legs I had to take a couple of measurements:

  • The height of the leg
  • The diameter of the leg…. I got this measurement by measuring from the original hole to the edge of the corner of the ottoman to see how large the diameter could be.

I had to do quite a bit of looking to find one that would meet the criteria of the correct measurements and the look I wanted, and of course there was price, there is always a budget for these things.


In my looking everything that I seemed to like was ranging from $25-$35 each. I am not sure the ottoman itself was worth that expense, so I kept looking.

I finally found a site with affordable choices that I could justify to myself, and hubby.


These were under $11 each! To be honest I was shocked at the price difference from other sites for the same look and quality.

 Ordered and Done!!!!

No matter what the finish was on the legs I had always intended on painting them satin black.

They look shinier here because of the lighting, you will also notice they have a bit of distressing on the finish.


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I love the way the legs look on the black and white rug.

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I am very pleased with how the new legs give the simple Ikea ottoman more presence in the room.

Once I get my new bobbin chair in the room the picture will be  almost complete.

Ethan Allen Brant chair

Yes, I said almost, I always have something else in this busy designing brain of mine. As always, in our home………….