4.12.2011

Thrifty Tuesdays: DIY Upholstered Ottoman


Kat from Maple Leaves & Sycamore Trees sent me this fantastic DIY upholstered ottoman.
The finished product is incredible, it looks so professional.


Kat started with a wood console table.


Then she cut the legs to be the appropriate height for an ottoman.


She then spray painted the base black.


Next, she used spray glue to adhere the foam to the top of the table.


Then covered the foam with batting and stapled it to the bottom of the table.


She also cut and upholstered 4 pieces of plywood for the sides of the table.



She then screwed the side pieces to the table.


Once the side pieces were attached, she added a decorative nailhead trim.


And finally,  she tufted the top.


Doesn't it look incredible?


I also love her choice of fabric.
Anyone inspired?
Go here for a detailed tutorial!

Thanks Kat!

33 comments:

  1. I love this--it turned out great--and love the fabric choice!

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  2. This is so impressive. I wish I could do things like this!

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  3. I saw this project and was super impressed! It really does look professional.. I wonder how she got the buttons so tight??

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  4. Um, all I can say is WOW. That is so impressive its humbling. I feel like I might not even be able to sew the tufted button, lol. Thanks for sharing! xoxo Shelli

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  5. Amazing!! It looks like a very expensive purchase!! She did a fab job!

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  6. This looks so professional. I think the buttons really give it that tailored look. Great project!

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  7. Very clever makeover thanks for sharing her work

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  8. Holy moly! That does look professional! And the fact that it started out as a console table is very cool!

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  9. It looks fantastic. I love the idea of putting wood pieces around the side. Looks so much more professional.

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  10. It seriously looks professionally done!

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  11. WOW! Who would have thought this wasn't professionally done? This is a genius reuse!

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  12. Kat did a fabulous job on this transformation. I could not believe it was the same piece when I saw it transform from table to ottoman.

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  13. I am always amazed by DIYs like this- she did a brilliant job!

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  14. so funny you posted this! I come here every day to read your blog (you're my fav up-and-comer) and just yesterday I sprung the news on my husband that I had bought an ottoman at Goodwill for $7.99 and that I was going to reupholster it.

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  15. absolutely gorgeous and absolutely the most unique DIY ottoman I've seen! Thanks for sharing!!! I'm still trying to decide how to make a gigantic/wide ottoman for my living room... This definitely helps!!!

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  16. Great job, Kat! And beautiful choice of fabric. It does look very professional!

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  17. Wow...what a great project! Love the fabric she chose.

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  18. oh wow! thats a GREAT before and after.... hmm, any chance someone with no reupholstering experience could make something that professional?!

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  19. Wow! That looks incredible!

    And I love putting emory's art in her room!

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  20. Maybe Kat should go into upholstery work. She is really good:) I never would have guessed this to be a regular sized table.

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  21. I love how she made all the lines match up! That's definitely advanced. I'm currently recovering a headboard so I have a new respect for work like this. It looks amazing!

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  22. Um wow, I am so impressed!! This looks utterly fantastic - gorgeous transformation! xo

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  23. Wow - that's just crazy good DIY! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. That is really awesome! Love the fabric she chose too!

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  25. Wow, impressive. That took a lot of effort and looks great! I love it.

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  26. I love this! I am so inspired. Do you happen to know approximate dimensions? It looks just the perfect size and I'd like to try and duplicate. Thanks!

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  27. Giving your old furniture a refreshing look is one way to cut down on expenses. Instead of getting rid of old furniture, there are ways wherein we could improve their appearance and functionality. This is one great example that many can follow if they want to improve the look of their tables and other kinds of furniture.

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