Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Slipcovered Ottoman

Somehow Jeremy and I “inherited” a storage ottoman from Jeremy’s college roommates.  Jeremy used this ottoman for several years in college and it ended up being moved with all of our stuff to our new house.  Jeremy likes it and of course wanted to keep it and I of course thought it was ugly and didn’t match our furniture.  But I did enjoy having it to prop up my feet on so I decided to make a slipcover for it. 

             OttomanSlipcoverAfterbefore ottoman

I just used canvas drop cloth and first created a plain cube slipcover (which you can see in the picture below)

But I wanted to spruce it up a little more so I sewed on a pleated bottom and then hot glued a white trim piece around the seam.  I picked up the trim at a local thrift store for only 20 cents and the fabric was leftover from another slipcover project I’m working on.  Since we didn’t even pay for the ottoman, the total cost was only 20 cents!

This was a quick and easy project and I love the finished results.  I saw these same ottomans at our local Wal-Mart last week on clearance for $7 if you are interested in recovering one!


I was inspired by this slipcover from Dear Lillie.  She has a great tutorial up on how she made her slipcover!

I've linked up to:

freckled laundry


  1. Very cute! You did a great job! = )

  2. Love it- it's darling!! Love your name too ;) Stop by and say hello and share at my weekend decorating sometime! :)

  3. Looks great--very much like the Dear Lillie one!

  4. Lovely transformation. It looks so much better. I love it.



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