This old ottoman (below) has doubled as a stool during the 2 year long renovation of our home. It’s covered in joint compound and paint splatters, giving evidence of its obvious misuse. No doubt it is time for a major
I could have striped the old fabric and opted for a complete overhaul, but I chose to create an “oh, so easy” slip cover! First, I chose scrap pieces of fabric and laid them out over the ottoman changing their positions until I was pleased with the look.
Next I used chalk to outline exactly where the fabric hit the edge of the ottoman. Then I cut the fabric leaving about 1 inch of play.
Then I sewed. . . .OK, OK, I used the fusible iron-on tape! BUT, I will sew it all together eventually. . . probably. . . maybe. 🙂 Anyway I “attached” it all together.
After everything was secure, I placed the “top” back on the ottoman. Last, I took a strip of the brown fabric and wrapped it around the ottoman using pins and the extra 1 inch play to secure the top of the slipcover to the “skirt.” Since I was using the fusible tape I found it easier to iron the fabric together a few inches at a time WHILE it was still on the ottoman.Finally I painted the legs white and distressed them a bit.
And there you have it, an updated ottoman idea, furniture practically for FREE!
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.
>I just stumbled across your blog, and I am so excited by your ideas!! My husband and I are in the process of moving across the country, and I am hoping to do quite a bit of remodeling once we get out there. . . The ottoman is amazing!!! :]
>So Sweet! I love the lace and ribbon. IT turned out lovely!
>Oh I love it! The yellow ribbon, the lace, it's so sweet!
>how cute is this!
>This ottoman is so cute. You've done a wonderful job and it looks great with the chair.