Here's a sneak peek at what you'll find in my store:
Here's the story of how Home Attire came to be:
I wouldn't call myself a tree hugger, but I do take reusable bags to the grocery store, I've switched all my monthly bills to paperless emails, and I always, always, turn the water off while I'm brushing my teeth. Every little bit helps. But let me tell you, this last project I just finished is going to skyrocket me straight to recycling queen status!
I turned a tire into an ottoman! And not just any ottoman. It's the kind of ottoman that you just want to sit and stare at for at least two hours with a glass of cold milk and a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies while your husband sits across from you nodding in amazement and approval.
I've been eyeing this ottoman for at least two years:
1) Jumped on Craigslist.com and searched for free semi-trailer tires (I wanted my ottoman to be a nice, round, full figured girl who isn't afraid to flaunt her curves). Found a company that sells used tires that had literally a mountain of tires they wanted to give away. Headed right over and picked my tire from the bunch.
2) Took her home and washed her up to remove any grease and grime.
This blog has been interrupted to bring you the following announcement:Due to overwhelming interest, the rest of the story has been assigned to the blogosphere vaults. Why? Because the OttireTM will be hitting the market soon! After the completion of my indoor air quality science research that's currently underway, and some U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stuff, an entire line of Ottires will be available for purchase through my online store, Home AttireTM
If you really, really want to feel that rope between your fingers and you won't sleep until you know the personal joy of transforming a tire for youself, all the original steps are here:
NOTE: The instructions are $2.99 and are in PDF format.
And here, if you want the instructions on Kindle:
NOTE: The instructions are $2.99.
EXTRA NOTE in case you're saying, "I sure hope this will be worth my $2.99": The instructions will show you how I made the ottoman and are pretty self-explanatory. I don't go in to detail with exact placement of each piece of rope or how to hold the screwdriver at the perfect angle to drill in screws, but if basic directions and pictures are enough for you to get the jist of a craft project, then the book will be perfect for you.
For all my Front Porch Friends in Brazil, Venezuela, Uruguay, Mexico, Australia, London, and South Africa, who can't get a Home Attire ottoman because, you're right, shipping is ridiculous -- hope the links above help.
We now return you to your previously written blog already in progress:
3) A final double trim around the edges and done!
Can you believe she used to be a tire?!
I love her!
Don't you just want to hug her? Tell me what you think of my tire ottoman.