Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman

November 7, 2016Sheri Pavlović

If you’re looking for new-to-you home furnishings thrift shops, garage sales, flea markets (and sometimes even the side of the road) are all wonderful places to start your search for totally unique eco-friendly furniture and decor. Unfortunately not everything on offer will be to your taste and style, fortunately all it takes is a bit of imagination to see the potential in used items!

Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman

Painting, recovering and even reupholstering less than stellar furniture need not be a daunting task! Take a peek at the steps behind my Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman and find out just how easy it is to transform those frumpy secondhand finds into something that’s exactly your style!

Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman

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I found that vintage beauty at a garage sale this past summer for only $0.10! Sure, the fabric wasn’t in the best condition but as all of the wood and the interior padding seemed fine I snapped it up! (10 cents! Whoohoo!)

Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman

To recover your own less than stellar looking ottoman you’ll need: fabric, cutting tools and a staple gun + paint if desired.

Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman

Remove any unsalvageable or just plain excess fabric.

Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman

Sand and paint any visible wood (or metal) areas.

Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman

Lay the fabric on the floor with the right side facing down and place the ottoman in the center.

Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman

Wrap the fabric around the sides of the ottoman and staple to the interior/underside frame.

Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman

Instead of simply trimming, folding in and stapling the corner fabric I decided to add a bit of extra detail and twisted up the excess material…

Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman

tightly wrapped it around the leg…

Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman

and securely stapled it in place.

Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman

Et voila! A neat and tidy twist detail for all of my ottoman corners!

Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman

A super easy yet incredibly dramatic transformation that’s just my style!

Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman

The perfect pattern mixed partner for my cozy DIY reupholstered wingback chair – a fab roadside find that my doggie dude loves to squeeze onto and share!

Check out my entire Refashioning 101 series right here.

For loads of funky upcycling DIYs take a peek at my tutorial index and always remember to keep up your passion for refashion!

If you’ve got a refashioning conundrum you’d like a hand with be sure to let me know in the comments below!

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