I picked up this dated ottoman from a thrift store for an absolute bargain (shocked?! I know, who wouldn’t want this gorgeous piece, ha ha) and gave it a sweet makeover for my nursery.
As I don’t know if I’m having a girl or boy, I’ve decided on a neutral colour scheme of white, grey and dusty turquoise/mint with a bit of a bear theme.
Today I’m going to show you how I revamped this old vinyl ottoman to give it a fresh new look.
Items you will need
- Upholstery fabric (I used a faux fur)
- T-Rex glue
- Glue gun
- Piece of timber board at 20cm by 20cm
- 4 dowel legs at 12cm long
- Electric drill
- Duct tape
- Felt furniture feet protectors
- Make the timber base by screwing the four dowel legs in the corners of your timber board. Tip: it’s easier if you mark the exact centre of each dowel leg and pre-drill the holes.
- Cover the ottoman in faux fur. If you’re handy with a sewing machine, you could sew a slip cover by measuring the top and sides of the ottoman and creating a ‘hat’ to sit over the top. Unfortunately I was a bit short on fabric width to do this so I decided to T-Rex the fur straight onto the ottoman. This means I’ll only be able to spot clean the ottoman (rather than being able to remove the cover and wash it if I had sewed it).
- Glue the timber base to the bottom of your ottoman. Again I used T-Rex glue which is a commercial glue that is pretty much indestructible.
- Apply the felt protectors to the feet of the ottoman to protect your floors (the type we selected needs a plastic base to be screwed into the base of the feet but you could just opt for stickers).
- Turn the ottoman the right way around and fix up any odd bits by trimming excess fur and stitching/gluing down any strays.
There you have the steps I used to turn this manky old brown vinyl pouf into a chic fur ottoman 🙂
Stay tuned for more nursery ideas soon!