giving a plain storage ottoman new life.

So, you know those pseudo-suede storage ottomans you see in Wal-mart, or other such fine establishments?

Well, we received one for a wedding gift (thank you, dear guest), and every time we tripped on it in our living room, it’s served as a lovely reminder of our nuptials.

It looked very similar to what you see here (unfortunately I forgot a before shot), except the fake-suede on it was stretched and sort of sagging on all sides (even though we barely used it!).

It came with a smaller box inside, almost like a russian doll, but a lot less exciting, as it was too small to be used for anything. I decided to give the ottoman some use & give it a pizzazz-y makeover (rather than leaving it as a stumbling block, literally).

My MIL used left over material from the baby bedding, and stapled it directly to the ottoman like so:

Sorry, we forgot to take any pictures of the process, but this is what it looked like in the end…
And it’s lil’ sidekick also received a facelift using some taupe suzani fabric also leftover from the crib.

I think I might just use the smaller guy for when my little man wants a comfy stool to sit on while reading.

These chic guys are definitely making my frumptastic nursing chair look extra ghetto by comparison…

It just reminds you of what a little bit of leftover fabric can do!

Have a wonderful Monday!


  1. says

    I think I'm going to do this tonight. I have one of those fake suede cube ottomans that is left over from my fiance's bachelor days. I have some left over fabric from another project too! Thanks for the idea!

  2. says

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  4. says

    OH my heck! that is our exact ottoman! I'm so excited, I never even thought to give it a little makeover! Thanks!

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  5. says

    This is so useful!! after sweeping the world wide web on how to spruce up our ottoman, this is highly on top of my DIY list! But I'd make my ottoman double as a cutesy artsy fartsy storage pod to store our books! This will be my summer project!

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