Another ottoman??? We are just ottoman happy over here, however, this isn’t technically an ottoman. It’s a footstool. I picked it up for $4.99 when my littles and I were thrifting one day. I thought it would be fun to redo in a bright color for Coen’s room. Plus it will help him climb up into his chair for the time being.
As with any project, I had to figure out what needed to be done with our thrift store find. Initially, I thought about repainting the legs to a darker color or even a bright orange. But my mind was changed once Maren and I started in on our project. I grew to love the tarnished gold color it had.
We removed the legs and let them soak in a mixture of hot water and murphy’s oil soap as we recovered the ottoman. When we covered the ottoman (we had the fabric from one of Coen’s photo-shoots, but we originally found it at Jo-ann’s Fabric), Maren insisted on working the staple gun. I figured that I would let her and after a while she got the hand of it and the staples became straighter.
After our fabric was on, we went to give our ottoman legs a good scrubbing before we put them back on.