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Refashioning 101: How to (easily) Recover a Vintage Ottoman
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!
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!
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!)
To recover your own less than stellar looking ottoman you’ll need: fabric, cutting tools and a staple gun + paint if desired.
Remove any unsalvageable or just plain excess fabric.
Sand and paint any visible wood (or metal) areas.
Lay the fabric on the floor with the right side facing down and place the ottoman in the center.
Wrap the fabric around the sides of the ottoman and staple to the interior/underside frame.
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…
tightly wrapped it around the leg…
and securely stapled it in place.
Et voila! A neat and tidy twist detail for all of my ottoman corners!
A super easy yet incredibly dramatic transformation that’s just my style!
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!