A while back I showed you how to make casual easy frayed applique pillows shams and I showed you this great fabric that I found. Well, I also used that giant floral to recover my ottoman for my basement rec room. This colorful no sew ottoman cover was a snap and gave new life to my tired old ottoman.
I purchased this large ottoman at a local discount store and paid about $200 for it. The top was chocolate leather. I thought the sides were leather too, but…they were vinyl. They tore quickly and easily and my toddlers at the time thought it was fun to stick their fingers in and stretch the holes out even bigger. That was when I covered it with a simple stripe as pictured below.
The great thing about this ottoman is how EASY it is to change it up. Just flip it upside down, unscrew the wood base and remove it. I didn’t even take off the old fabric! This new fabric is from Home Fabrics. It is printed and has great bright colors with a bold pattern. I like that the background is chocolate to match my sectional. The pattern and color also hide popcorn grease and stains very well, perfect for an ottoman.
I draped the fabric over the ottoman and cut it to the right length. One width is perfect to cover the top and the sides. I turned the entire ottoman over and made sure the fabric was centered. Then I started stapling. Don’t be afraid to add a ton of staples. Start in the center of each side and work your way to the corners.
I wrapped the ottoman like a present with creased corners so I wouldn’t need to sew anything! I think they turned out great.
Then I just screwed the base back on drilling the screws right through the fabric. A quick flip over and voila! This project probably took 30 minutes. I can un do it and throw the fabric in the wash or recover it when I change out my decor. You may not have the exact same ottoman as I do, but don’t be intimidated to recover what you have. I love ottomans, they are such a versatile piece of furniture!
What have you recovered and given a new life to? Leave a comment or a link to your project below!