The Ottoman Remix Part 2

May 24, 2010

I've done it again! Remixed not just one but two more ottomans for you guys! If you forgot the first Ottoman Remix go HERE!

I also used many of the tips mentioned in that post again with this project!

I will mentioning them again throughout this post, but without further ado here they are all finished up!!

{FUN huh!!! Love the color and the vintage fabric ;)!}

Here they are before I worked my magic!

{I found this one at the D.I. (local Utah thrift store), for $5.00! There was a catch though it reeked of smelly foot! Once I got it home my hubs and I febrezed that puppy like our life depended on it! Thank goodness for febreze! I am so glad I snatched this up because it opens up and adds additional storage for some of my many craft supplies and also adds additional seating!}

{I found this cube style ottoman at Target on clearance for $7.50 but the deal got even sweeter when we had a coupon for $5.00 off any ottoman at Target! So it ended up settin' us back $2.50!! Deals, Deals, Deals!!}

{To find wonderful Target coupons like the one I used on this ottoman go HERE!}

This was the fabric that I used:

{ This came from the thrift store as well for I believe $1.50....and guess what???It's a sheet!!! Oh how I love to use sheets for reupholstering! It really is so cost effective especially when you find them at a thrift store, and you don't have to have funky seams going all over!}

{Love the colors of this sheet! I am in the process of re-decorating our TV room in the color scheme of: Celery Green, Orange, and Yellow. So this worked out perf don't you think?!}

Want to remix some of your ottomans?

Here is what you will need:

~ Ottomans of course ;)
~ Fabric of your choosing
~ Staple gun
~ Sewing machine
~ Exact-o-knife
~ Rotary cutter or scissors
~ Measuring tape

Here's how its done:

1. Remove old fabric from the base by using an exact-o-knife and some elbow grease ;).

2. On one of my ottomans the foam underneath the fabric was green so I had to cover it in a white felt. This is optional due to what kind of fabric you will be using to cover your ottoman with whether the color would show through or not.

3. Measure the dimensions of your ottoman plus add a seam allowance, I usually do my seams at 1/4 of an inch on each side. Also make sure you have an allowance for being able to staple the fabric to the base of the ottoman, to be on the safe side 2-3 inches.


4. Cut fabric out using your rotary cutter to the measurements determined in the previous step.


5. Sew all of the pieces together on your sewing machine, all of my pieces were done in squares since they were cube ottomans so that made it easy. If you want to just recover your ottoman without sewing just pretend like its a present you are wrapping and cover it in that fashion. For a step by step go HERE!

6. Cover your ottoman with the slip cover just created in the previous step, and fasten the left over fabric flaps to the base of the ottoman using a staple gun.

7. Marvel at your awesome work!!

So what do you guys think??? Much, much better right??! This really was so super easy anyone can do it, don't be intimidated mmmk! If you have any questions or comments about this project please let me know I would LOVE to help! Hope you all are having a great week! Love, love.

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You can find me linking up to these awesome parties HERE!!

62 comments :

  1. this is awesome! thanks for linking up :) I'm your newest follower!

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  2. I love it i bought an ottoman at the di a few weeks ago too but still haven't tackled it dow to the revamp. This makes me want to get to it!! I love the fabric!!

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  3. Fabulous! That turned out awesome!!

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  4. Your makeovers are always soooo neat...thanks for coming to NTT...hope you are having a good time at my PARTY!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. I love personalizing things and making them your own. The colors on this one aren't really my style but I still think it's great. I'm just starting to re-cover a little stool I found at a garage sale for $2!! I hope it turns out! lol

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  6. those look awesome! i love the funky vintage fabric. you really did a fantastic job with those.

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  7. I love it! I have a blog party every Saturday and I'd love it if you linked up!

    http://www.iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com

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  8. What a great tutorial. I love your site - so cute! I'm going to join!

    http://mintnclandycreate.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi Morgan! so nice to meet you. Thanks for linking up at The Pumpkin Patch. I also host a Transform Tuesday party that I would love for you to join.

    I think I'm in love with your blog. It is so fun and spunky and has some really great projects! I love this ottoman.

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  10. Hi, Morgan, so nice to meet you, thanks for introducing yourself & coming to the party. Your blog is so darn cute!!

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  11. Oh I LOVE this - great job! Just came over from Tip Junkie - wonderful blog :-).

    Lindsay

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  12. i covered an ottoman recently, too and I love how easy and cheap it was! Cute fabric - very old fashioney and sweet!

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  13. I saw your first photo and laughed because it brought back memories of my brothers' childhood bedroom. About 35 years ago my brothers' sheets were that exact pattern. They had those exact floral sheets on their beds covered by a camouflage bed spread. 70's decorating was magnificent.

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  14. Those turned out awesome! Haha! I think we had sheets in that flower pattern when i was a kid.

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  15. I use sheets for all kinds of things too! (even table cloths and curtains) Good job! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related!
    ~Bridgette

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  16. Love it! I thrifted a great coffee table at DI yesterday that I want to double as an ottoman! we'll see it if works out!

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  17. I have that sheet!! I got it at a thriftstore, too!

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  18. Hi There,

    I’m your newest follower! I am following from Tuesday Tag-Along.

    I think you did a fantastic job, and I love the idea of an Ottoman with storage room. Now, I would like to know how you got your hands on that Target coupon.

    Frugal Mom from
    Frugality Is Free and
    Print Your Coupons – All Your Coupons in One Place

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  19. Ha, ha! I have that SAME Sheet set! I can't remember when I got it (sometime in the '90's?) but, I still use the pillowcases. The sheets are queen size, and we now have a king size bed. I think it came from JC Penney.

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  20. love the fabric!

    New follower from Tuesday tag along! Please follow me back

    http://helpingunitefatherandson.blogspot.com/

    Happy Tuesday!

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  21. OMG I totally got those sheets from my MIL 26 years ago as a wedding present! Wowzers, talk about take me down memory lane...I must say in 1984 I thought they were godawful but they look pretty sweet on that ottoman. I'm wishing I hadn't donated them to Goodwill.

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  22. Morgan,

    As always, you are outstanding!!! So cute and I LOVE the price tags!!!

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  23. Im following you, yu follow me! :)

    Thanks!
    http://sizzlinsavers.blogspot.com

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  24. I love this project. It turned out amazing!
    I'm your newest follower from Welcome Wednesday! http://jonbonjovious.blogspot.com

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  25. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday at SugarBee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  26. So glad you linked this ottoman to Woo Hoo! Wednesday to share!

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  27. This is really cool! I'm visiting from Welcome Wednesday. I signed up to be your follower.

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  28. Following you from Welcome Wednesday. Pls follow me back.

    http://masalabowl.blogspot.com/

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  29. I'm stopping by from Welcome Wednesday. Come check out my blog and follow me back http://atrioofboys.blogspot.com/
    bcgood83@yahoo.com

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  30. That turned out so great! I love that vintage fabric. You really did a great job.

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  31. I have a terribly ugly ottoman I've been meaning to recover. I think you've just given me the inspiration I needed....thanks!

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  32. Very professional looking results. Thanks for the great tute too!

    Thanks for linking to the Mad Skills party!

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  33. I love the fabric that you used, great job!

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  34. Oh my goodness, that is so cute! I can't believe you only spent $1.50 on the fabric, good find!

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  35. Great tutorial! Hi, I'm your newest follower from the Wednesday blog hop. Stop by my blog and follow me too! Great blog you have here, really.

    http://hauplight.blogspot.com/

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  36. What a great redo! Thanks for linking and making this the most successful Modern Craftswoman Monday so far! Rory

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  37. Cute project! I love the fabric you chose.

    I'd love it you would link up to my blog party tomorrow.

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  38. Love the fabric you chose. They both look fabulous!

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  39. That looks amazing. You must be very patient and very talented!

    Best wishes and happy weekend,
    Natasha.

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  40. This is great! Glad the smelly foot got replaced with gorgeousness. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!

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  41. This is so stinkin' cute! You always have the funnest ideas! Thanks so much for linking up this week!

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  42. Are you kidding? This looks fantastic!

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy session over at Life in the Pitts!

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  43. AWESOME redo on that ottoman...and what a deal $2.50! The colors of the fabric (sheet) are fabulous. I just love it. I have some great vintage sheets I just picked up from a thrift store...I need to go to Target to get an ottoman!

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  44. Hi! I'm featuring this today. Because It's awesome :)

    http://lanieree.blogspot.com/2010/05/featuring-you_28.html

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  45. Hi, found you from Kojodesigns. I just wanted to tell you that I bought the same sheet and made into a dress for my sister! That must have been one popular print back in the day. It looks great on the ottoman too!

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  46. Did I mention that I have lots of stuff for you to redo for me;-) You're amazing as always! Thanks for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!

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  47. Amazing work! It turned out fabulous! Thanks for linking to Hoo's got talent!

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  48. Haha! We had those sheets growing up! They look awesome as an ottoman now! Very cool.

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  49. It turned out awesome! I love your fabric. Thanks for linking up!
    -Crystal

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  50. totally impressive! Thanks for linking up at Sharing Time!

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  51. These turned out great - I still can't believe you picked up that ottoman from Target for $2.50! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired last week.

    Chelsea

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  52. i have the same exact target ottoman. i liked the gray and was uber glad to get it for $7.50. then i saw your deal and fabric ... love!

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  53. I love your blog! I just posted a tutorial today and I think you will like my fabric choice. ;)

    http://sheismysister-debra.blogspot.com/2010/08/budget-friendly-fabric-covered.html

    Have a great day!

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  54. I love your blog! I just posted a tutorial today and I think you will like my fabric choice. ;)

    http://sheismysister-debra.blogspot.com/2010/08/budget-friendly-fabric-covered.html

    Have a great day!

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  55. Hi, found you from Kojodesigns. I just wanted to tell you that I bought the same sheet and made into a dress for my sister! That must have been one popular print back in the day. It looks great on the ottoman too!

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  56. Oh I LOVE this - great job! Just came over from Tip Junkie - wonderful blog :-).

    Lindsay

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  57. What a great redo! Thanks for linking and making this the most successful Modern Craftswoman Monday so far! Rory

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  58. This is really cool! I'm visiting from Welcome Wednesday. I signed up to be your follower.

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