Jennifer of Jennifer Decorates had been researching different techniques for making an ottoman for some time. However, she says all the credit goes to her husband for the creation of this beautiful, rustic milk crate ottoman! Jennifer had actually dragged her husband into an antique store where he stumbled upon an old milk crate and […Read More]
If you had to choose between dishing out almost a grand for an upholstered bench from Horchow or making your own for a mere $50, I think it’s safe to say we’d all head straight for the hardware store. Nan from You Could Make That shows that it doesn’t take an experienced carpenter/upholsterer to make a bench or ottoman from scratch. Nan simply used a piece of plywood and table legs for the base and then got a seamless upholstered finish by adding a pleated skirt and decorative trim. Not only is the end product beautiful but super strong and sturdy!
Has the beauty of “x” design furniture caught your eye like it did Beth’s from Home Stories A to Z? All the tables, consoles, and benches swirling around propelled Beth into the action of building her own lovely ottoman with an upholstered top and nailhead trim. Beth says, “I love how it turned out! It’s a little farmhouse and a little glam–just the way I like it!”
Amanda from Bullfrogs and Bulldogs had been wanting a tufted ottoman for awhile, but, unfortunately, the price tags were enough to make her cringe. Amanda decided to take matters into her own hands and make one herself. The process involved building a wood frame, adding foam and batting, and then upholstering with a durable fabric. […Read More]