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Thursday, 17 January 2013

DIY Reupholstered Ottomans



I gotta say, on the scale of awesomeness of instant gratification-type projects, this one ranks pretty high up there.

I've never done anything quite like this before, but I had these little seagrass ottomans I bought last Spring that needed a little bit of new life breathed into them. They had some cheap white-ish fabric on them originally and I always knew I'd be replacing it.

I finally got around to doing this 30 minute project this week (because my internet was down one afternoon) and I just love how they turned out.


I picked up one yard of this fun fabric on clearance for $6. I have quite a bit leftover too, so I could make a matching pillow or something if I'm ever so inclined.

I just roughly traced around the ottoman lids (they're removable and there's storage inside the base) and left about 2 inches of extra fabric around the perimeter and cut out my two squares of fabric.


Then I got to use the staple gun! Have you ever used one of these before? Pretty much the funnest thing ever! No. I don't get out much, why do you ask?

I stapled at the middle of each side of the square and then added a few more to keep the fabric snug. For the corners, I just folded the fabric in a way that I thought looked nice, tucked it under and added a staple on the diagonal.


I just trimmed away the excess fabric, replaced the lids, and I had two custom fabric ottomans! Fancy!

Now, someone tell me what else I can upholster! Quick! I have a staple gun and I'm not afraid to use it!






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10 comments:

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

Isn't it amazing what you can do with no internet sucking up your time?! I love the fabric you chose. Looks totally profesh!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your fabric choice. Your ottomans look amazing. Hugs, Marty

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love your fabric and those corners look incredible!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

They look great, Courtenay. Great choice of fabric too. I am sure you will find another creative use for the staple gun.

Anne said...

Just come by my house & you can upholster anything you like!! LOVE that fabric and your bench looks fantabulous!

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pam {simple details} said...

That is my kind of project ~ quick and SO stylish ~ wonderful job choosing the fabric!

Deanne Langford said...

Great job- they look fabulous now!

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Laurie at Bird in Hand Vintage said...

So well done! May I ask where you purchased the original pieces? - Just what I'm looking for. Thanks :)