I have recovered this ottoman twice now! I love the large size of this ottoman and the fact I can use it as a footstool, extra seating, or add a tray for a coffee table. So instead of replacing it with a new style, I would rather just recover it. For this DIY project, I added new, fresh fabric and exchange its outdated wide, round feet for squared, tapered feet with mid-century, modern style. Also, this fabric is very versatile. If you saw the canvas art I shared last month, this is the same fabric! Scroll down to see how to recover your ottoman with new fabric and furniture legs.

Recover & Refresh!

This ottoman update is easy peasy! I’ve listed all the materials and tools for you below. There’s also a photo tutorial for how to recover your ottoman. Just follow the steps to give the ottoman you love a new look.

Want other DIY ideas like this one for your home? You can find more sewing projects here. Also, if you’re new to sewing and want to learn more, we’re here to help! You might want to take a look at our article on sewing basics as well as our top 15 sewing essentials. If you have any questions about how to recover your ottoman, just comment below. 

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Materials

Tools

  • Sewing machine
  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Electric staple gun

Steps

  1. Remove furniture legs
  2. Use needle-nose pliers to remove staples holding fabric and upholstery backing
  3. Remove extra staples for a clean base
  4. Using removed fabric as your pattern, cut top and side panels with pinking shears

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