I found this piece of furniture at a garage sale last year and loved that it had some storage as well as rolled on casters. I thought it would be the perfect candidate for an ottoman makeover. This is what it looked like when I bought it (for $8).
Complete with cobwebs...
With help from my little lady, the hardware was removed to begin the ottoman makeover.
We cleaned the casters and handles with acetone to get the red paint off and then sprayed painted them silver.
I did have to slice that egg crate foam in half using a serrated knife because it was too thick. The fabric remnant I picked up for $2.50 at a thrift store. Before starting, I ironed the fabric smooth. First I lay the fabric down, then the batting, then the flat side of the foam, and last, a piece of plywood cut to the size of the ottoman.
Fold it up and staple!
When the cushion was done, I simply used liquid nails to glue it down on top of the ottoman.
I added a soft sheepskin rug to amp up the comfy factor even more!
The ottoman makeover was definitely a success! Here’s the before and after…
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to come over to my blog and check out more DIY projects I've done. I'm in the middle of building some modern bookshelves right now that I plan to share soon!
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