So this was seriously the easiest project I've ever attempted. I cannot emphasize the simplicity of it. Honestly it was harder to find what I needed because the ideas are endless of how you really want to customize your ottoman. But first I need to tell you how much luck I came into building this project. I started Monday so it went kinda like this
- Monday - We went to the good will Monday morning. Saw some potential coffee tables (one of the items needed for this project) that I could use but decided to hold off and look at the other thrift store. So we go after school and I find seriously " the perfect " coffee table. Its' priced at $24.00 bucks! Then I find out that anything with a green tag is HALF OFF! WHAT!? $12.00 dollars!? Yes please! So we're scrambling to the register chasing kids around. We get in line and this lady in front of me starts baby talking with Artis (the baby) and she asks is 3 kids hard? I was like yea but you adjust and eventually you dont know how you ever lived without them. We then go on to talking about Sky being in the military and she says thank you for his service it was all really sweet. So we're waiting and she walks up to the register and she turns around and waives to me and she says can I buy your table? WHAT!?!!! HECK YES YOU CAN! Of course I was modest about it and said are you sure but I was totally doing a dance in my mind! It was so awesome because things like that never happen to me! So then we load up the table and go home to tell Sky the awesome news!
- Tuesday - We set out for Hobby Lobby and Joann's for fabric, foam, quilt batting, nail trim, paint and I also picked up a upholstery stapler as well as heavy duty staples. So we're at the register in hobby lobby and I ask if I can use the online 40% off coupon for the foam and the lady looks at me then looks over everything I have then counts me and all 3 of my kids she says " How about we do this. We ring up your 4 most expensive items separately and because there is 4 of you we use the 40% off coupon for all 4 of those items." WWHAAAAATTTTT!!!!!?? I was like wait are you serious? She was like of course! So everything would have come up to 120 dollars but it came down to 62 dollars!!! Can you believe that?! The luck is unbelievable! So then we go to Joann's to pick up upholstery buttons and to check and see if there was other fabric I liked there. Well you can guess that there was definitely more fabric I loved. I ended up buying this pretty black and gray plaid and black gem like buttons. We get up to the register and of course the fabric was half off and so were the buttons. Definitely another lucky day for me!
- Wednesday - I started on the table and tufting. However! I want to add that Abbie from M is for Mama came up with this amazing tutorial so I'm going to give it over to her to explain in better detail for this seriously easy DIY tufted ottoman.
I will say that an ottoman really makes your house feel so much cozier plus its pretty and I do love pretty things! Next I want to add a fur accent blanket with velvet backing but thats for another day :)