Remember all those coffee sacks I picked up at the farm supply store? Well, I decided to use some of them to make a slipcover for an ottoman I built and I am so stinkin' happy with the results!
Father's Day gift for my hubby. Plywood would work just as well. The goal here was to spend as little as possible to make this and use things I already had.
I attached those all around the frame with a nail gun leaving about an inch space between each one. There was no reason for that, I was just trying to make sure I had plenty to cover the entire frame.
I really wanted to put castor wheels on this because, well, I love castors and being able to easily move a piece of heavy furniture around if I need to is a bonus. So, I headed to Lowe's and found these.
I really liked the copper/bronze look and thought they would pair nicely with the coffee sack that I was planning to use. And they only cost 5.69 for a pair.
After attaching the castors, I brought it inside to finish. I wanted the ottoman to have some cushion to it, so, I wrapped it in medium loft batting.
Next I measured out the sides and top and cut the appropriate pieces from the coffee sacks. For the top, I used canvas drop cloth instead of burlap coffee sack. Burlap isn't soft and I wanted the top to be comfy in case we wanted to rest our feet and legs up there.
After measuring and cutting all the fabric for each section, I placed the fabric on the ottoman, inside out and pinned. Then I removed it and sewed and then gave it a good ironing. Sorry, I didn't get a photo of the sewing part, I was trying to get it done before it was time to start dinner.
And that's it! I can't tell you how excited I was when I slipped the slipcover over the frame and it fit!! I'm still new to sewing my own slipcovers. :) I chose to make a loose slipcover, instead of actually attaching the fabric to the frame with a staple gun, because I preferred the loose casual slipcover look for this project better. I am LOVING this ottoman! And the castors peeking out from the bottom are a fun addition.
I'm not the best at tutorials, but I hope these instructions are clear enough should you want to make one for yourself. :) And if I just confused you, you can always contact me with questions and I will help as best I can!
I am huntin' for some pretty fabrics for fall to change out the pillows on the couch for the fall season. I can't wait!
Hope you have a great day!
P.S. More mini bread boards sets are listed in my Etsy Shop! And I've designed and made a new large one. I'll be sharing that with you later this week. It is the perfect companion to the mini sets! Take care and be safe! :)
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