One of the last pieces for the living room remodel was to recover our ottoman. I didn’t want to buy a new one when this one was in such good shape so I decided to recover it instead. I’d been putting it off because I hadn’t been able to find a fabric I liked that didn’t cost a king’s ransom. I thought I’d eventually be able to find fabric to complete an ottoman makeover.
Luckily, I just happened to spot a material in the clearance bin at Hobby Lobby that would work. For $6 I purchased a yard and a half of fabric which was more than enough to transform the ottoman into the perfect piece. It pays off being persistent and constantly checking that clearance bin 😉
You’re not going to believe how incredibly easy it was to complete this project. Now, our ottoman is fabric covered with wooden legs so I was hoping that it would be a pretty straightforward and easy project to complete and I wasn’t disappointed.
Ottoman Makeover Supplies Needed:
- Staple gun
Step 1: Lay out the purchased piece of fabric on the floor or raised flat surface. We used the floor but you could easily use a kitchen table or workbench.
Step 2: Turn the ottoman upside down and place in the center of the fabric.
Step 3: Remove the feet on the ottoman (usually just twist to unscrew them from the base of the ottoman)
Step 4: Grab your staple gun and pull the fabric up, around the side and to the bottom, secure with a staple. Repeat all the way around the ottoman taking care of the corners to ensure they all look similar.
Step 5: Cut off excess fabric.
Step 6: Screw ottoman feet/legs back on.
Step 7: Flip ottoman back over and place in living room.
Just like that! Our ottoman is recovered and it took less than 30 minutes from start to finish. We LOVE IT!
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Want to update more things in your home? Check out our Ghost Bed mattress review for how we made our bedroom even more welcoming!