We recently moved into a new home and I have been on the hunt for a cocktail sized ottoman that wasn’t going to break the bank. I knew that I needed an ottoman that was approximately 36″ square. So on a recent trip to the as-is section of IKEA, I stumbled upon said ottoman.
Problem was, this little gem did not look like this…it was missing a cover and was a little beat up, but for $70??? I’ll take it! I had big plans for this sweet piece. Here is a peek of the stripped down ottoman.
I immediately removed the metal legs and replaced them with some turned furniture legs that I purchased at Lowes. Next, I ran over to Joann Fabric and picked up this darling POPPY POWER fabric in Peacock from HGTV.
Recovering a piece like this is super easy! Home dec fabric is wider than a quilting fabric so there was nothing to piece together. I laid the fabric out, flipped the ottoman over, stretched and stapled the fabric to the under side of the ottoman…one side at a time. Make sure you save the corners for the last step. The corners can get a little tricky but if you take your time and carefully tuck and wrap the corners, your work with be AWESOME!!!!
See how the corners are neatly pleated and tucked? I also ended up painting the legs of the ottoman white.
Well, here it is! A perfectly priced project…total for this DIY? Under $120.00…what? what? Yep! Cocktail ottomans this size typically run well over $400!!!!!