Apr 30, 2012

Ottoman Redux

I'd been kicking around the idea of getting an ottoman for a while now.  The milk crate with a pillow on top wasn't exactly the most chic of furniture ideas.  I couldn't believe the prices of the nicer medium sized storage ottomans... $70+ really?

After looking at them, I said to myself:  "Self, you can make one of those!"  So then I kicked that idea around a while... until I came across this:


I know... not the prettiest thing this side of the Mississippi.  This was one of those moments where I had a vision.  A vision of what it could look like!  For $10, how could I pass it up?!?


I found some fabric and trims.  I set to work.

A day and a half later, my creation came to life:



Ottoman: $10
Fabric: $18
More Storage Space: Priceless!
Place to Rest Tired Footsies:  Awesome!

I'm thinking about taking the bun feet off and replacing them with wheels so it's easier to move around.  This thing is 22x25" and heavy!  Much better, don't ya think?




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26 comments:

Vickie said...

BEAUTIFUL! :) Job well done!

Melissa said...

WOW! What a transformation! I love the chocolate brown fabric and how well the trims go with the fabric. Way to go!

Anonymous said...

I really like the ottoman you made ! I hope that you get some relief from the pain...hugs..Linda J.

Anonymous said...

Meari,
I just love what you have done with the Ottoman. I wouldn't put wheels on it though....I would hate to see you go to prop you feet up and the thing take off on you. As you have hard wood floors, why not cut down to size some of those "easy movers" and put on the feet. That would make it easier to move, but the ottoman shouldn't move when you don't want it to.

Just a thought,
Nan

Berly said...

I love it! I actually took a wooden crate and painted it primary colors and attached a piece of plywood on top with hinges. Then I glued a matching cushion on top and put wheels on the bottom and gave it to my nephew for his room. He has an extra storage/seat for his room.

Kathy A. said...

Absolutely beautiful! Well done girl.
Sigh - if only I were that talented.

Rachel S-H said...

Very nice. How did you do it?

valerie said...

Great job Meari! It looks great!

Faith... said...

Wow Meari - it looks great!

Pam in IL said...

Ottoman sounds so much classier than footstool, lol. I just saw a tute somewhere online to make over an ottoman. Did you see it too?

You did a fantastic job! Casters would sure make it easier to move around, but make sure they won't damage that pretty wood flooring you have.

Sandy In Montana said...

Fantastic job, Meari. Love the color.
Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Katie said...

Meari there you go being awesome again. It's beautiful!

Cindy said...

The ottoman is really nice. Wish I was as creative as you are.

I think the color change on
Fleurs et Papillons compliments the piece beautifully. Very pretty.

Sarah said...

This looks absolutely wonderful Meari!

Tammy said...

I love the change you did to the ottoman. Congrats!

Cait said...

And who said that girls can't use power tools and hand tools???
A jealous male, that's who!
You did a great job. I love bargello, but the brown is so much more soothing.

Daffycat said...

Oooo, you are awesome, Meari.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

I love your Ottoman...wow...that is sure beautiful...you did good Meari...got both at real cheap prices. Good for you.

Love your WIP...that is so pretty and you do beautiful work too.

I love reading your Blog. It is so inspiring.

Happy Stitching Meari :)

Veronica said...

What a wonderful idea, Meari. It looks so pretty now. Great job!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Nancy M said...

Can I send you the little pillow pad I have on my bench at the end of my bed?? I want to recover it with an aqua to match my pillow and lamp shades! :-)

Maureen said...

I am well impressed - that looks so nice now!

~Monique {My Mark} said...

Great transformation! The new fabric is very classy... much better than that plaid LOL

Kay said...

Very beautiful! Quite the transformation!

Shelleen said...

Wow! That is beautiful!

gail wilson said...

I love the new look of your ottoman!! sooo much better!
gail

glenda said...

Well done!