My favorite new piece of furniture has been serving us really well. We had guests over for New Year’s and it got a bunch of use as extra seating. I’d also found a really cute little ottoman on Craigslist just to add to the comfort.
It wasn’t the most attractive thing, but it was only $10 and I had a bunch of extra fabric left over from the rocking chair so I knew I could spruce it up. So here’s how I reupholstered the tiny, outdated ottoman in less than twenty minutes.
First I removed the four legs. They were attached with hexagonal bolts so that mostly required finding the correct wrench. Estimated time: 5 minutes. Then I simply laid out a large square of fabric, centered it on the design and got to stapling. Estimated time: 10 minutes.
I always like to start on the longest sides to make sure the design is lined up, stick in a few staples, and then tap in a few down the two shorter sides. The trickiest parts are the corners and, since I was wrapping fabric around the original upholstery, the corners were pretty thick. I simply used a hammer to secure the nails on the particularly thick parts and then relied on the legs to hold the fabric down. Once those were reattached (another 10 minutes), my mini zigzag ottoman was good to go.
Tada! The only thing I might do is paint the legs a darker color since the beige doesn’t really match.