This project came completely out of the blue. I bought the fabric for another project that I had in mind, but that idea never came to fruition. I couldn’t send the fabric back and didn’t want to just waste it, so I figured I’d give it a little makeover and then share with you how to reupholster an ottoman.
I’ve had this old ottoman that was part of a living room set from way back. After years of abuse from the kiddo and pets, it was beat up, stained and just plain old ugly. I don’t know what I was thinking when we bought it. That was back in a time when I didn’t really think about the quality of things before purchasing. Oh, how times have changed.
This makeover was really simple and took about an hour to complete from start to finish. I forgot to get a good “before” picture, but you can tell from the photos below that it was in rough shape. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
How to Reupholster an Ottoman
Tools & Materials:
- fabric of your choice (I chose this fabric)
- fabric scissors
- sewing pins
- matching thread
- sewing machine
First, I measured all of my parts (sides and top of cushion, sides below cushion).
Then, I cut my fabric to size leaving an extra in or two for seam allowance.
I laid the fabric pieces inside-out over the ottoman and then pinned them together.
Lastly, I sewed the pieces together. I started with the sides of the cushion, then sewed the cushion top onto that. Next, I added the sides pieces of the ottoman.
I will probably go back and sand and re-stain the legs. But I’m very happy with the outcome so far. It has definitely come a long way.
Even the kitty likes it!
Anyone breathe new life into an old piece of furniture, lately? Be sure to pin this project so you can find it later!