Failure Is An Option: Tufted Ottoman…

Several years ago I decided to make an ottoman.  Never mind the fact I had no experience making furniture of any kind.

Surely, I could just buy a 2X4, saw it into some stackable pieces, nail/wood glue them together then wrap batting and fabric around them and call it ‘done’.  Surely, that would be a project I could be proud of.

Luckily for me, I have honest friends who tell me when an idea I think is brilliant isn’t so brilliant.  AND they help me follow through on making it actually good.

Thanks to my Oregon friend, Mindy (with her mad furniture making skills), my ‘ottoman’ that would’ve been an eyesore, turned out much more respectable.


Unfortunately, when we upholstered it, I didn’t take into consideration the fabric I picked didn’t go with anything else in my house.

Rookie Mistake.

So this ‘Ottoman of Great Potential’ has been relegated to the ‘spare room’ for years.

That is, until this weekend when my uber talented sister whose got mad skills with a sewing machine helped me upcycle it.IMG_1119


Over steaming herbal tea and with moral support from our Heather Friend (not pictured-how did that happen?!) we reupholstered, padded and tufted it with wired buttons.



The Big Reveal:


Victory is sweet!


About T.D.

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogosphere. I hope you like it here. This blog is where I ramble about the hats I wear (wife, mother, author, educator, etc) and everything in between. A wise man once said 'Happiness is a habit; cultivate it'. Here on this blog, I intend to do just that.
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1 Response to Failure Is An Option: Tufted Ottoman…

  1. Kelley says:

    I LOVE it! Cute ottoman! I was trying to figure out who your sister is, since I’m pretty sure you were the one girl in a pile of boys, but then the pictures made it all make sense. 🙂 Say hi to Aimee for me!

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