Ottomans – A Small Space Seating Option

I love ottomans.  I think they can add either color and style to a room or just fad away into the furniture and be ready when you need extra seating, an easy spot by the front door for putting your shoes on or setting your stuff down upon entry into the house.    At least that’s what I thought of when I redid these two ottomans.

I found them in a sad state.  One was a little (or a lot) wobbly and unstable.  The other one just wasn’t pretty.  With some glue, nails and clean up I think they came out pretty nice.

I only have one before photo to share but they looked pretty much the same.

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I took all the trim, fabric, stuffing and webbing off.  Once I was done with the destruction you need to imagine a hole in the middle. I have not in between photos for you today,  I then built the seating back up with webbing that is weaved together.  A new foam cushion, wrapped in stuffing and fleece.   Imagine it super soft and comfy.   Then the fabric was stapled on and the bottom finished off with the dust cover so you don’t see anything but a nice finished bottom.  I added nail head trim to the edges to cover the staples.

If you’ve never applied nail head trim before (like me) you are in for a learning experience. Getting them in straight and evenly spaced is the challenge.  Imagine for everyone you got in straight you got one in crooked and had to pull it out and start over with a new nail head, as that crooked was ruined.   Imagine finally wising up and deciding that a nice small nail would be ideal for making a pilot hole for the nail head trim so you don’t bend and waste every other one you put in.  Yes I wised up.   So that’s my tip —  A nail pilot hole for your nail head trim!

I did one stool in heirloom white and did not distress and added a cream and black swirl patterned fabric.  The other one I did in flat black, distressed (so it looks like the Pottery Barn black) and used gray and white chevron fabric.

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Do you have a favorite?  Do share!!

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I have a favorite!  They are for sale and on our for sale page.


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