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!!!!!
Sooo smart soooo beautiful
Oh, I just love this! You have the best sense of style, girl! Perfection!!! 🙂
awe, thanks Laura!!!!!
I love it. You should sell them. Excellent job! !!
Love the couches, could you please tell me where they are from?
Oh, this is really awesome!
Love this diy. Could you tell me how much fabric you needed? Wondering if it was more than a yard…
Hi & thanks! I think I purchased 1.5 yards…it is all going to depend on the size of your ottoman and the fabric you choose. I used a home dec fabric so it is wider than a typical crafting fabric. Hope that helps!
Where are your couches from? I’ve had my eye on a similar set at IKEA but am wondering about how well they hold up!
They are from Living Spaces