Two project posts in one week. When the husband is away the wife will play!
Anyway, this weekend I was set out to find an ottoman to redo. I had been scouring Craigslist for months and couldn’t find any online, so I turned to Garage Sales and Thrift Stores. Saturday the girls, baby Coen and I set out early morning to find one. I not only failed on the ottoman portion, but I didn’t find really anything exciting. Bummed, I thought I had given up for the weekend, until Sunday evening around 4:00PM. My sister and I were sitting around that afternoon and the girls mentioned how we went thrifting the day before. She said she would love to join next time, so I looked up some more stores and their hours and we hit the road. We have a street with three back-to-back stores and the girls and I found a ton of treasures to redo. Maren loved looking at clothes and Alexa found gadgets to redo. My sister found a vintage camera and I found my ottoman!!! I was so happy. I went back and forth about getting it, b/c I kept picturing two square ottomans in my mind. I figured for $12 it was all worth it.
It was all torn up on the top, but I figured I would redo the entire thing so it didn’t matter. This was pretty ugly, right? Except for the baby. He makes my pics extra cute!
Maren and I got it home and instantly set to work cutting off the leather fabric on top. She was so eager to help, so I couldn’t turn her down. This little lady has the DIY bug for sure. For once, a project went a lot better then I could have imagined. We took all the fabric off and then we stapled the new one over the padding. The nice part is that I could staple right under the inside lining, so I didn’t even have to redo that.
After looking at this I decided only to redo the top and leave the base since it was in almost perfect condition. For the top I did it in a Nate Berkus fabric I found at Calico Corners for 75% off making it $13. It was super thick and would be perfect for how rough we are with furniture. The total price for my new ottoman
(I had the rest of the items (staple and glue gun)
For a total of $25.11.
The crazy part is that when I flipped the ottoman upside down it had a price tag of $299.99 from Kohl’s. Maren and I still can’t get over that price!
Not bad for this little ottoman. Plus, I now have storage for his baby toys.