How to Make an Ottoman

My husband and I made this ottoman from a vintage milk crate! It was easy! It is a fabulous conversation piece!
So off to antique and junk stores we went. We found this amazing vintage milk crate for $25, and thought it would make a great ottoman.
The first thing we did was cut a piece of plywood to fit the top of the milk crate. (actually, there was not a we, there was a he)
Next, I cut a piece of 2" foam to fit the top of the plywood board. You can find foam at any craft or sewing store.
Now, the fun part; adding your decor fabric. I chose a heavy weight fabric for durability. Our home is full of kids, dogs, and chaos.
I love it! We get so many compliments on our little creation!
Jennifer Decorates
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  • Jay Jay on May 03, 2017
    This came out super!!! How did you get that nice curve or higher top in the middle of your cushion? Thank you!

  • Bef24870234 Bef24870234 on Jun 07, 2017
    How were you able to staple in the corners with only 3/4" to work with & have it not bulk up (yes, by cutting the fabric), but more importantly - so that it was strong enough without falling apart. Someone wants us to do it on a crate & we came up with our OWN design, (not knowing about THIS design), but doesn't want it done that way. I'd like to see a pic of the corner underneath once it's done. Can you supply please? Thanks! Corey

  • Lyn Lyn on Apr 28, 2020

    How did you attach the lid?

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