Keeping it Simple: Ottoman Makeover

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Ottoman Makeover

If you follow me on Facebook or on Instagram, you know about this bench/ottoman.  I bought it at Ross for $40 and I loved the look of it and the size of it, but I didn't love the color combination.  So I asked all you for some ideas.  I was so surprised by what you had to say.  There were a lot of really good ideas.

Here is the thread here.

First thing I decided was that I needed a pop of color, so I spray painted the legs yellow.  I didn't love the look of the black and white with the yellow, but I didn't mind it.  I was surprised to see that a lot of people did mind it.  See the thread here.
 My first thought with was to find a fun yellow fabric to go over it.  Kinda like this, but with white and yellow print.  This one was just too yellow or green really.  So I headed to several fabric stores and found nothing that I liked.  I mean nothing.  It was getting pretty frustrating, so I decided to go a completely different route.  Since I couldn't match the yellow perfectly, I decided to go bold and colorful!  See what people had to say about this, here.
I'm a little hestitant to show you this because the room isn't complete... it may look weird with my color choices but I promise that it actually flows with my family room perfectly.  And I still plan on making some pillows for my couch and possibly changing out the rug to a yellow or green.  But over all, I love it!  I love how it looks compared to the black and white.  Blue and green match perfectly.
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And this is how I did it.  After spray painting the legs, I just used a staple gun and stapled the fabric to the bottom.
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For the button holes, I just used my glue gun and glued the fabric directly onto it (so if I want to replace it or use the black and white, I still can).
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For the sides, I put the fabric tight and stapled it.  Then I folded it over again.
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And that's it!  I very bright and colorful ottoman for my couch.
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My kids love it!
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3 comments:

Sarah Nenni-Daher said...

Wow - I love, love, love the pop of yellow! Great job. I might have to try and tackle this myself...

Artsy VaVa said...

I love the makeover! Great colors. It looks like the kids like it too.

Britni Vigil said...

Haha, I think I might be one of the only ones who didn't mind the yellow with the black and white, but I'm a sucker for black and white. Turned out cute!