10-Minute Ottoman

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!

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3 responses to “10-Minute Ottoman

  1. I’ve seen these ottomans at Target too. I like your make over. It makes it much more personal than a generic target item.

  2. I saw those there! Now I wish I would have bought one. Wouldn’t they be cute with 4 bunched together to make a big coffee table / ottoman???

  3. Great idea! I love anything that has storage. It’s great that you personalized it to make it unique to you!

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