We hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July weekend! Welcome back to the grind!
A couple months ago, we had mentioned that we were obsessing over rug upholstered ottomans. Well folks...we decided to make our own! That is right. AND! We have made a tutorial for you all to do exactly the same. Although intimidating at first, this project is a breeze.
What you need:
A Rug (a dhurrie type rug works best)
Upholstery foam (we used 5 inch foam)
9' furniture legs (spray painted with black lacquer)
Step 1: Determine where you want the legs on the ottoman. Then drill 4 holes at an equal distance from the edge. These holes should obviously be the same size as the screws on the legs.
Step 2: Use upholstery adhesive to secure the foam to the particle board.
Step 3: Place the foam on top of the particle board.
Step 4: Place the batting over the foam. Pay special attention to corners and edges, as this will give the ottoman a more rounded appearance, rather than a just straight square.
Step 5: Lie the fabric on top of the ottoman and then flip it over. Tightly secure the rug on the edges by stapling. We have found the best way to do any kind of reupholstering is to keep it as tight as possible. Tight like a tiger folks.
Step 6: After each side has been secured, cut the excess fabric away from the staples.
Step 7: On to the corners. In order to not have such a bulky piece of fabric, you will need to trim the side fabric and staple it over on to the wood. It is almost like wrapping a present. To make it easier on you, staple the batting on to the wood as well, so it lays flat.
Step 8: Fold the longer piece over and tuck any excess fabric.
Step 9: Keep tucking to create a smooth and finished edge.
Step 10: Screw in the legs.
Taaaaadaaaa!!Another shot of the finished product in its home. We hope you love it as much as we do!