Here is the final result of a year-long project. I had an old rug of our grandmother's that was poorly patched so not good enough for the floors. Instead, with the creative help of our mother, I decided to turn it into an upholstered ottoman. I had it cleaned, holes re-woven, frame built and upholstered.
What do I love most about my new ottoman? Let me see..... It's an heirloom piece, a constant reminder of our grandmother. It has wonderful legs salvaged from an old coffee table. My upholsterer did a painstaking job of lining up the pattern so that it appeared symmetrical on all sides. It is sturdy as a rock so it can be used for seating. And finally, and my husband loves it......it's hard to get this particular husband to "love" a piece of furniture.