The Suitcase Ottoman
When I swapped out my husband's recliner for a club chair I knew he would want some type if footrest. While brainstorming and searching my basement (where I keep all my creative "junk"), I realized that I have a ton of old suitcases. And doorknobs... lots of doorknobs! That's when if hit me.
It was the perfect size for an ottoman but not the perfect color. A little chalk paint fixed that problem. I made sure to leave the trim and hardware alone so all the good "rustiness" could still show through.
The footstool was finished off by adding a few old brass doorknobs for the feet.
It's the perfect footrest for his new chair! I love that we can use it to store all kinds of junk too! Be sure to swing by my blog to check out the before and after of his new chair paired with the suitcase ottoman!
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Published January 26th, 2015 4:04 PM
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