Thrifty Tuesdays: DIY Upholstered Ottoman

Kat from Maple Leaves & Sycamore Trees sent me this fantastic DIY upholstered ottoman.
The finished product is incredible, it looks so professional.
Kat started with a wood console table.
Then she cut the legs to be the appropriate height for an ottoman.

She then spray painted the base black.

Next, she used spray glue to adhere the foam to the top of the table.
Then covered the foam with batting and stapled it to the bottom of the table.

She also cut and upholstered 4 pieces of plywood for the sides of the table.

She then screwed the side pieces to the table.

Once the side pieces were attached, she added a decorative nailhead trim.

And finally,  she tufted the top.

Doesn’t it look incredible?

I also love her choice of fabric.
Anyone inspired?
Go here for a detailed tutorial!
Thanks Kat!


  1. says

    Um, all I can say is WOW. That is so impressive its humbling. I feel like I might not even be able to sew the tufted button, lol. Thanks for sharing! xoxo Shelli

  2. says

    so funny you posted this! I come here every day to read your blog (you’re my fav up-and-comer) and just yesterday I sprung the news on my husband that I had bought an ottoman at Goodwill for $7.99 and that I was going to reupholster it.

  3. says

    Giving your old furniture a refreshing look is one way to cut down on expenses. Instead of getting rid of old furniture, there are ways wherein we could improve their appearance and functionality. This is one great example that many can follow if they want to improve the look of their tables and other kinds of furniture.

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