Today I am so excited to finally share that makeover project I was telling you about and I think you will see why I love it so much!
I have done quite a few makeover projects around the house over the years, but after finishing this one, it has truly become one of my favorites. The funny thing is it almost didn’t happen. After my daughter recently made some decorating changes to her room this little ottoman, along with a few bags of clothes she had outgrown was on it’s way to our local thrift shop to be donated. Luckily, at the very last minute I had second thoughts and an idea for a makeover.
I love a simple and thrifty makeover and this was definitely one of those projects! My supply list included mostly things that I already had, the ottoman, scissors, an iron, fabric glue, my handy glue gun and an old bed skirt that I have had for years and was no longer using. The only thing that I needed to buy was a few yards of the jute webbing that I purchased online for less than a dollar a yard. I did feel bad about cutting up a perfectly good bed skirt, but I will be using the remaining fabric for a few other projects which makes me feel better.
You may recognize the table/desk from another makeover that you can see here. It’s a piece that has been moved around the house a few times, but for now is helping to fill this corner of our family that has always been a challenge to decorate. I like that it also gives me another spot to add some additional lighting to the room. The best part though is that the ottoman fits perfectly underneath!
This project really was so easy to do and super quick too. It took me about an hour and half from start to finish and I got to catch up on a few pf my favorite shows while I worked on it.
- To cover the base I started by cutting the ruffle part of the bed skirt off and then wrapped it around the bottom to see how much width of the bed skirt I would need. It hung a bit too long, so after cutting a few inches off I created a hem by folding the bottom part of the fabric a few times, pressed with the iron for a crisp edge and then secured the hem with fabric glue. Once the fabric glue dried I started attaching the bed skirt to the base using my glue gun, wrapping it around and securing a few inches at a time. I also used the iron and fabric glue to create a neat finish on the sides of the fabric that I overlapped a few inches after wrapping it around the base.
- For the top of the ottoman I created a simple pattern with the jute webbing. I tried to make it a little more overlapping, but it wouldn’t lay as flat. After cutting and securing the strips of the jute webbing lengthwise with my glue gun, I then began weaving.
- I weaved one strip at a time from end to end, pulling fairly tight and securing with glue.
I actually had two old bed skirts that were options for this project. Both had ruffles, but the other was all white. I had the hardest time deciding which one to use so I left it up to my daughter. She is so much better at making decisions than I am and didn’t hesitate for a second and I think she made the perfect choice!
There is just something about makeover projects like this one that makes me so happy. Repurposing the bed skirt may be my favorite part!
So, do you have a little ottoman that could use a makeover too, or maybe something you are thinking about repurposing instead of donating? As always, thank you so much for stopping by today and hope you enjoyed this post and project. Have a great week!