How to Refresh Your Ottoman

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We had a HUGE cloth top ottoman that was about to get thrown out. I decided that instead of trashing, I'd try to give it a new look. So I spent an afternoon working on it, and I think it came out great!

This is where we start. It was really dirty, there was dust collecting on top and it was very faded on the base. I removed the top and got to work on a new one.

I had a left over piece of butcher block that was the same size as the cushion so I sanded it with 80 and 120.

Then I hit it with a coat of Minwax ebony. I wanted to add a bit of dark to the wood since I would be painting the base black.

I spray painted the base with flat black and added one coat of poly to the butcher block. Quick and easy fix and cheaper than buying a new one!!!

I am very happy with how it turned out, and glad we didn't throw it out. Check out more of my projects and what I do on Instagram sawdustandwhiskey or on Facebook Sawdust & Whiskey

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3 questions
  • Jean
    on Sep 6, 2019

    How to recycle sofa to a smaller size furniture piece

    • Robyn Garner
      on Sep 11, 2019

      You should post this as your own question to get lots of answers. A photo would help. Can you cut it down to a chair size?

  • Dolly
    on Sep 11, 2019

    How could I refresh my artificial leather ottoman?

    • Dolly
      on Sep 11, 2019

      To Sawdust and Whisky, if I wanted to buy another one, I wouldn’t of asked that question 😂. 🤨

  • Jeanette N
    on Oct 22, 2019

    What if the driveway is concrete?

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