Starting to get back in the swing of things *kind of*, and here’s a NEW DIY post I did last night! So it’s fresh to go with the fresh new site, and I’m SO excited for how it turned out. Plus, how clever is this title, reFURbished ottoman? I did cackle at myself, to be honest.
$25 for a rolling ottoman is a bargain, no doubt, and when your shopping at estate sales, you can bargain, get a discount, or get several items and give a flat price for all of them (ultimately saving overall more money). If you have something your questioning the price of at one of these sales, ask! You might and probably won’t ever see something exactly like that again.
I’ve seen quite a few ottomans on Pinterest (my go-to source) and I’ve been wanting one for my roommate & I’s living room for a while now, but kept hitting a dead end. Here are a few if you need some refurbishing ideas for your own ottoman, or inspiration to go out and create one yourself:
Three totally different designs and styles, just depends on the look your aiming for.
Note – the Neiman Marcus is over $1000, I’m not saying buy it and I’m certainly not an affiliate for this ottoman… that goes against my belief in designing on the dime! Just had to clarify 🙂 Just love the style and I’m sure can be replicated by one of you all.
So let’s get to mine! Easier than you think, but definitely came with a bit of a struggle. I’ll give y’all the low down here, and explain my trial and errors below, because I’d be lying if I said every DIY project always turned out perfect on my first attempt.
DIY REFURBISHED OTTOMAN SUPPLIES:
- An ottoman (or pieces to create your own, see PDF form at the top of this post to get some instructions on building your own)
- 2 yards of fabric of your choice
- Staple gun
- Patience (you’ll see…)
DIY REFURBISHED OTTOMAN STEPS:
- Start with the bottom part of the ottoman, in my case there was a border that separated the “top” and bottom of the ottoman, you can see it below
- Begin with one end of your fabric, wrap around the ottoman and cut to the appropriate length, and staple down the first end, and stretch by working around the ottoman and securing the fabric as so along it’s edges
- After you’ve wrapped the ottoman, over lay the top and do the same exact thing
- You may need to cut various pieces and overlay them flat and staple them down, it’s a manipulation process. It’s hard to explain, but you’ll have excess fabric at the end to cover an “ugly” spots
- Be sure to wrap on the bottom edges too and staple those down too, to avoid dragging or ripping of the fabric
Ah “it’s soooo fluffyyyyyyyyyyyy” but really, how cute is this?! I love it’s bright and fun vibe it adds to our space, and it rolls around so it’s just as functional as stylish!
So fun! I really am happy with how it came up, and can’t wait to see people’s reactions when they come over and visit.
What about you? Have an ottoman you want to update? Or, need some help to start building your own ottoman? No worries, we got you!
BE SURE TO FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN OTTOMAN
Lots of love,
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