An ottoman has been on my project to-do list for a long time. I don’t even have a before picture because it was so pitiful – I was using the cardboard box that my sewing machine came in with a random piece of fabric thrown over it (and not even a pretty one). I had an elaborate plan in my head of building a box with a lid and upholstering it all, but it was a long way from actually happening. Then I saw this ottoman at Target for only $20.
It wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, but it had the storage I wanted and the price was hard to beat, so I bought it. When I got it home, it seemed a little bland, so I decided to cover the top with a more interesting fabric. I just cut out a piece of fabric a little larger than the top and stapled it around the sides.
It took me about 10 minutes and now I have a much more interesting personalized ottoman for under $25!