Freecycle Friday – Re-covered Fabric Ottoman

Happy Friday…..hope everyone had a great day!

I know I had fun making this using only hot glue and a staple gun!!!

Today I wanted to show the quick and easy way I re-covered this awful very brightly colored ottoman I got at Target for the super clearance price of ONLY $5 bucks!!!

I’ve had it for awhile and have been wanting to do something useful with it.
I had a lot of fabric left over from this project and I still LOVE it,…….so I used it :)

I liked this ottoman because it’s hollow inside and I can hide store some of our junk in it……maybe toys in the front room, not sure yet.
Anyhoo, I cut the fabric to size (leaving enough room to fold the edges over when glue-ing or stapling).
Then I wrapped it around and hot-glued up the side.Then, I got hubby’s handy staple gun and folded the fabric over (so no raw edges show) and stapled everything in place. Don’t forget to do the lid too!

The glue-ing took a bit longer since I was afraid I would burn myself again :(

(not my best work…….but it turned out great for what I wanted to use it for)

Quick and easy (and cheap) makeover and a great addition to our family room.

And a perfect place for Sleeping Beauty to sit and watch over her subjects  :)
Have fun!
About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. Miles better than the original! You say it’s not your best work, but I think it’s just about perfect. What more could one want? :)

  2. cute fabric! looks great!

  3. Great makeover. But I thought the original was cute, too. That’s probably why I bought it and the matching comforter for my 8-yr-old granddaughter for Christmas. It works really great in her room.

  4. So cute! I love that fabric.

  5. Great job! I love how your blog is very “real life” and includes Sleeping Beauty. :)

  6. Oh, I love the before.. The after is cute too! :)

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