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DIY Sisal Rope Storage Ottoman

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This month our chosen item was sisal/manila rope, and it took me awhile to figure out what to make. I finally came up with a storage ottoman; made from a milk crate!
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I started with thick sisal rope from Home Depot, as well as fabric, foam cushion, wood, a milk crate, and a few other items.
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I glued an end of the rope to the bottom of the crate, and kept wrapping. I added glue as I went, making sure to pull tight as it dried.
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I kept wrapping until I got to the top, and then added more rope on the top of the crate so no green would show through.
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I cut some wood to fit just inside the "lip" of the crate. I then traced the wood onto some foam cushion and cut it out.
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I then flipped the wood and cushion over onto some fabric, and cut out the fabric about 6 inches bigger on all 4 sides so I could staple it to the back.
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Using my staple gun, I pulled each side tight and stapled it down on the back.
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I folded the corners like a present and stapled them, too. Then I attached a piece of ribbon so I could easily lift the lid off the crate.
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And that was it! While it was time consuming, I'm in love with how it turned out and it was totally worth it!
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It's perfectly functional as storage (and currently houses toys!), and a relaxing ottoman!
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  • diy sisal rope storage ottoman, how to, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas, reupholster
To see the more detailed tutorial, head on over to my blog below!

To see more: http://www.dwellinginhappiness.com/diy-sisal-rope-ottoman-from-a-milk-crate/

  • Theresaharklesswoods
    Theresaharklesswoods
    on Dec 27, 2015

    Reak milk crates from dairies belong to the dairy. They carry a $300 fine, per crate, for unauthorized use. Buy your crate at a store.

  • Mansoureh
    Mansoureh Santa Barbara, CA
    on Feb 26, 2016

    Great idea, sure seemingly easy. Thanks for tutorial.

  • Becky Klein-McCreary
    Becky Klein-McCreary Green Valley, AZ
    on Apr 24, 2016

    I think they are called "milk crates" because they look like milk crates. The one in photo had no identifying dairy printed on it. Great idea.

  • Linda B
    Linda B Oak Ridge, NC
    on Apr 25, 2016

    And in my case, the dairy from which the real milk crates came has been out of business for decades. No theft involved. The "fake" crates were bought for about $3 each at places like Kmart.

  • Van
    Van Ferndale, MI
    on Jun 15, 2017

    Just smart Thanks will be making all ideas on diy are so neat to do and not expensive things around the house or easy to find love it can use as a foot rest too

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