Time: Expect 1-4 hours, Topic: Furniture

Ottoman Repair (The Finale)

Did you stay awake all night in the anticipation of the big reveal today? No? Well that’s just rude, but I’m not sensitive, so no worries!

So, here’s what I did to make my ottoman pleasing to the eye and even more functional.

Level: Intermediate
Topic: Furniture
Time to complete project: Expect 1-4 hours

I cut away the tear of the ottoman into a square.

Then, I whipped out my handy dandy staple gun and got busy stapling all of the leather to the wood trim (don’t worry about perfection, just make sure the staples aren’t sticking up)

I chose a fabric & cut 5 16 1/2″ squares. Have you seen the “Shopping Bag” fabric from Jo-Ann Fabrics? Fabs! And it’s only $2.99/yard! It’s extremely durable and great for things that will get lots of wear and tear from kids!

 Then I sewed all 5 squares (Right sides together) to create an open cube

Once I have the cube, turn it right side out and staple the RIGHT sides to the edges of the opening of the ottoman. This will create a “pocket” type effect, where we will then “punch” the cube inward and the staples will be hidden.

I then glued a funky black trim along the edge of the new and improved ottoman.

Ooh, aaaahhhh, you’re so pretty! No more daily reminders of Superbowl 2009!

The kids adore their new “hiding” spot for their favorite books. 

Hope this inspires you today!


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