So the other day while perusing Waterfront Bargain Center I noticed what looked to be a little round ottoman on the other side of the store. I immediately made a bee-line for it while giving myself a budget.. I came up with $20, max (I figured for anything more than that I could make myself one from scratch). Turns out, no budget was needed. IT WAS $5.00, well $4.99 to be exact!!!! Uhh heck yes this thing was mine! I already had a couple things stuffed in the tiny carts they have around the store so it was like a puzzle trying to fit everything in. I’m pretty sure everyone in the store thought I was crazy because I was walking around with the biggest smile on my face, I was just so happy about this ottoman! It was literally perfect and exactly what I was looking for!!! 😀 😀 😀
I went to JoAnn Fabric and picked out some fabric that I thought would go with the gray and pink damask fabric that I made the curtains from and some trim. I also picked up some more stitch witchery hem tape, unique stitch glue, and batting. I used a coupon for pretty much every item and saved a ton of money!
I cleaned the ottoman very well and gave it a good coating of bug spray cause you can never be too sure(the kind you would use on fabric, not your skin). After it was dry I painted the legs a light gray color that I had on hand from picking out a wall color for the nursery. I used one that we didn’t pick for the walls..
I then started covering the top of the ottoman. I laid out the batting and stapled it around the lid. Then cut off any excess.
I repeated the same process to cover it with the fabric. I made sure to pull the fabric tight enough so I didn’t have any creases in the fabric.
Next I added the trim around the bottom of the lid. I used Dritz Unique Stitch to glue the trim down. It seems to have worked well.
Then to cover the bottom, I stapled the batting to the ottoman and measured and cut the fabric. Then laid it over the ottoman. I stapled one edge of the fabric to the actual ottoman and used the stitch witchery to glue the other down too. (I also said a little prayer that this would work, it did!)
Then I stapled the down the top and bottom parts of the fabric
I am so happy with how it turned out!
The cost breakdown is as follows:
So I spent around $20, which is a pretty good deal I think!
Let me know what you think!