Lindsay Caudle
Lindsay Caudle
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  • College Station, TX

From Shabby to Chic! DIY Upholstered Ottoman Makeover :)

$75
2 Days
Medium

I was given an oversized ottoman from a family friend when we moved into our house. It was at least 10 years old and dog chewed. Needless to say it needed a makeover!
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First I had to remove the fabric. Lots of staples to take out...
from shabby to chic diy upholstered ottoman makeover, crafts, painted furniture, reupholster
Once I saw the legs on the bottom, I decided to do something different. I went to Lowes and bought fence post toppers for my ottoman legs. They worked and looked perfect!
from shabby to chic diy upholstered ottoman makeover, crafts, painted furniture, reupholster
I sanded the legs with a small sanding block by hand and then spray painted them dark brown with a gloss finish.
from shabby to chic diy upholstered ottoman makeover, crafts, painted furniture, reupholster
I had to cut 6 3x3 blocks from poplar to rebuild the support system for the legs.
from shabby to chic diy upholstered ottoman makeover, crafts, painted furniture, reupholster
I cut 1/4" plywood to fit the inside of the frame so that I could have something to staple my buttons onto.
from shabby to chic diy upholstered ottoman makeover, crafts, painted furniture, reupholster
Then stapled away! Starting with the middle of each side, then worked from the middle out to the corners.
from shabby to chic diy upholstered ottoman makeover, crafts, painted furniture, reupholster
The corners were tricky, I youtube'd a few "how to" videos before doing them :)
from shabby to chic diy upholstered ottoman makeover, crafts, painted furniture, reupholster
ta da!
from shabby to chic diy upholstered ottoman makeover, crafts, painted furniture, reupholster
I used the same fabric to make the buttons for the top of my ottoman.
from shabby to chic diy upholstered ottoman makeover, crafts, painted furniture, reupholster
Threaded the button through the ottoman with wax string and pulled it tight.
from shabby to chic diy upholstered ottoman makeover, crafts, painted furniture, reupholster
from shabby to chic diy upholstered ottoman makeover, crafts, painted furniture, reupholster
Then stapled it tight and we're done!
from shabby to chic diy upholstered ottoman makeover, crafts, painted furniture, reupholster
It was my first time trying this so I'm happy how it turned out!
from shabby to chic diy upholstered ottoman makeover, crafts, painted furniture, reupholster
What do you think?

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  • Linda Tucker
    on Nov 9, 2016

    You did a great job just lovely.

  • Molly Chris Mathis
    on Nov 29, 2017

    I found 3 old pine tables left over after a yard sale. Owner gave them to me for free! I have wanted to do something like this to them for years. Now that I'm retired, I have the time. Thanks for the inspiration re the legs. That's a great idea!
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