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Thursday, October 16, 2014

How To Make & Upholster An Ottoman

I did a post a couple of years ago on how to make an ottoman and it has been one of my most popular posts.  My ottoman has been a couple of different colors since I made it, but now it is time to redo it again.  If you follow my blog you know that I tried to find something to replace it a while ago but didn't have any luck, so time to redo what I have.

This is what mine currently looked like.  Time for an upholstery change.


 I love this fabric, and the muted pattern looks great with the rest of my furniture.


 Ok, time to start.  I unscrewed the feet,  (they are actually drapery rod finials)  and took the bottom dust cover off.


 Next I unscrewed the top from the base and removed my current fabric.  Woops, looks like I just recovered over the first fabric.  This time I need to remove everything down to the batting.  So a ton more staples to remove.


Here you can see just how simple it is to make an ottoman.  The base is just some 1x6 boards with some 2x4  corner blocks.  It is wrapped with upholstery batting and then my new fabric.


 The top part of the ottoman is just cut from plywood, covered with 4 inch foam and then wrapped with batting and my new fabric.  Super easy project.  Now all I have to do is sew the cording to go between the two pieces and then screw them together.


 All done, the cording is a great finishing touch and I love the decorative finial legs.


 The fabric looks great in my room.


When not in use, it stores underneath the buffet in the dining area.  Perfect for that extra seat you need in a pinch.



Now if you need an ottoman and don't find what you want, this is a really easy project and one you can create for just a few dollars in just a few hours.

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32 comments:

  1. You did a great job! It looks great with your room! I'm going to tackle reupholstering 2 wing back chairs and a sofa. Yes, I know. I'm crazy. But it will give me something to do this winter.

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  2. Wow! What a great tutorial. Your ottoman looks brand new.

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  3. You did awesome! Your ottoman turned out great! Found you on the Centerpiece Wednesday link up! Kyla @ http://houseofhipsters.com/

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  4. Well shoot! I just really confused myself...that is also your link up! Ha! Well, you still did an awesome job on that ottoman =P

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  5. Oh my word I think we need to do that. And, um by "we" I kinda mean the hubs. He's my go-to fix it/make it guy.

    I need a beautiful and comfy way to put my feet up. : - )

    Thanks Marty!

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  6. Dear Marty, You certainly did a wonderful job and it looks great. Blessings, Catherine

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  7. Great Job Marty. Love the fabric you used to reupholster this stool. Looks great in your room.
    Kris

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  8. You sure make that look easy! And what a great choice in fabrics - it looks perfect in your space!

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  9. I agree ... you DO make it look easy! I'm afraid what mine would look like if I attempt it ... you just might have to come over and help me! :)

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  10. So gorgeous Marty! You make it look easy too!

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  11. You make it look so easy! Gorgeous makeover. Love the fabric. Looks great in your room!

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  12. Your ottoman looks beautiful, Marty! Gorgeous fabric!

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  13. Fabulous! The idea of using the drapery finals for legs is brilliant!

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  14. Wow, that looks beautiful, Marty! I love the new fabric and I'm truly amazed you made the ottoman yourself! So creative!

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  15. Your ottomon turned out great! I have a good friend who loves to do projects with me...maybe an ottomon should be on our list of projects.

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  16. Marty, your living room is gorgeous. The ottoman does look quite easy to put together, love the fabric you chose. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I have never seen a more professional looking DIY. I would actually try this because the outcome is so sleek. And I do like to put my feet up. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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  18. Looks amazing in your room! And totally professional. Love it, Marty!

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  19. I love this!!!
    (BTW I have those finials in my dining room. Hint: it you drop one from 8 feet up, it breaks. Just so you know.)
    I really want to make one of these ottomans... you ARE inspiring me. -- Cass

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  20. Love that fabric, Marty! Thanks for linking up at the Pretty Preppy Party!

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  21. Great tutorial Marty and love the new look of your ottoman with that pretty fabric!

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  22. Hello cute lady! This looks so beautiful. Pinned. We couldn't think of anyone better to party with. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  23. Just love your ottoman! You make it look soooo easy. So, I've been wanting to make large round ottoman, any suggestions for the base? DIY, of course. Those suckers are in the eight hundred dollar range retail....way out of my ever so slim wallet. Pretty please. Thanx.

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  24. Very well done, Marty! It looks beautiful, as does your entire room. I really like your collection of graphic pillows, and something black in every room is such a good idea!

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  25. Marty you did a great job and an awesome tutorial. I will be featuring this tonight at my party.

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  26. Marty, this looks amazing! Well done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  27. Your ottoman looks amazing, Marty! I love that you customize it to go with your current decor. Thanks for writing out the steps to making it. And thanks for joining Grace at Home--I'm featuring you this week!

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  28. Marty, you just keep getting better and better...you did such a great job on your beautiful ottoman!
    JP

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  29. Beautiful, Marty!! Your living room looks straight out of a magazine!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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