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Upcycled Ottoman ~ DIY Furniture Build

Do you know what day it is? It’s the second Tuesday of the month, and that means that it’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday. woot! My blogger friends and I join in to create new, inspiring projects just for you. You will see their creations for you in a bit. With this in mind let’s have some #trashure fun! A few weeks ago I upcycled a side table into a brand new piece. However, one of the leftover bits ae these gorgeous feet. My vision for them is an upcycled ottoman. Let’s get his party started!

Furniture Feet "Before" for Upcycled Ottoman | prodigalpieces.com

Actually, these are just too good to pass up and are perfect for my project vision. Their chunky turned selves are so cute, don’t you think? So, how does one go about making an upcycled ottoman? It means it’s time to dive into my stash and get my build on.

DIY TIME

For real tho…I so enjoy looking at my “junk” pile of wood and letting my brain scheme of what’s yet to be. Also, I often challenge myself to not purchase a thing and only use what’s on hand. To tell the truth, it makes it fun and really makes me dust the cobwebs from my noggin’.

Assembling DIY Upcycled Ottoman | prodigalpieces.com

First, I’ve cut a plywood top and four sides to make a box with my pocket joint jig. Not only does knowing how to use the tools make it easier, but also getting it done right. Then, once I have the basic box shape, I add two strips that I can sink in the hardware for the feet to be able to attach. Next, drill a pilot hole and hammer in to secure.

DIY Upcycled Ottoman Hardware for Feet | prodigalpieces.com

Finally, after my hour spent building, my rustic, yet super fun, ottoman is built. Kind funky, sweet isn’t it?

Assembled Upcycled Ottoman by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

NEXT STEPS

Last, but not least, it’s time to put on the upholstery. I always have batting and extra supplies on hand since that’s what I do. First, I cut two layers of the batting to fit.

Cutting Batting for Upholstyer on Upcycled Ottoman | prodigalpieces.com

Next, I also prepare the foam and the upholstery. Thankfully, I have just enough of this gorgeous linen left from my antique dressing table makeover that a sweet reader gifted to me.

Gorgeous Linen Upholstery for Upcycled Ottoman Build by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Video Tutorial for Antique Dressing Table Turned Desk by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Building alone is a blast, but even better is having the right tools to get the job done easily and professionally. You know my motto… #toolsoverjewels. tsk. Do you have a favorite tool? In addition, if you’d like to see the basic steps of upholstery, you can view this tutorial HERE.

Stapling Upholstery to Upcycled Ottoman | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

THE REVEAL

As a result of spending an hour building, another hour adding upholstery, and then a little bit of finishing off, my upcycled ottoman is ready to go.

Handmade Linen Ottoman for Home Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #diy #handmade

DIY Bedroom Footstool Ottoman made by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #furniture #home

Aren’t those chunky legs cute? I had fun creating this and seeing my vision come to fruition. Actually, half the fun is in the imagining and then also have of making it happen? Likewise, I’m also very happy to make use of my stash.

Upholstered Linen Ottoman Handmade by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #furniture #home #homedecor

Top View of Upcycled Ottoman Handmade by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #furniture

So, the next time you see a couch or chair on the side of the road, don’t hesitate to grab the feet! There’s so many uses for cast-offs that the imagination can go wild.

Linen Bedroom Ottoman Handmade by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #linen #handmade #diy

Also, if you’d like to make this cutie a part of your home decor, just visit my online shop to see this and more.

  • Handmade Linen Ottoman by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #shopping
    Linen Ottoman ~$75

Linen DIY Upcycled Ottoman Created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #furniture

In addition, do pin and share my upcycled ottoman build to inspire others. Creating from found items sure is fun!

Feet of a vintage side table are upcycled into an ottoman handmade by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #diy #upcycled #home

UP NEXT

Further, up next I have an awesome giveaway for you and fun creation for fall. Come see its makeover HERE!

Before of Thrifted Basket | prodigalpieces.com

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Finally, it’s time to check out what my Trash to Treasure friends have for you too!

Trash to Treasure Tuesday | prodigalpieces.com

Trash to Treasure September 2021 | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

1. Artsy Chicks Rule

2. Girl in the Garage

3. Confessions of a Serial DIYer

2. Salvaged Inspirations

In addition, more fun #trashure creations like this upcycled ottoman:

An antique empire chest of drawers was dismantled to make a few projects. This is Part 2 where the top and drawers make a reclaimed bench by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #reclaimed #furniture #upcycled #home #homedecorTwo Upcycled Bunk Bed Ladders turned into DIY Tiered Shelf by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #garden #diy #home #homedecor #farmhouse

Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    You are definitely the “Trash Whisperer!” I love the way you let pieces “speak” to you. It’s a great reminder that in life we should take the time to “listen” and the paths to“treasures” will reveal themselves! 💕😍💕

    • Larissa says

      You sure know how to make a gal feel special, Rebecca. It truly is fun to let me imagination run wild and even better to share it with you. Thank you!

  2. Kim Banko says

    I love, love, love this little cutie Larissa!

  3. susan says

    Awe, so cute! I love adding legs to furniture. It changes the whole look but never thought about taking them off an old unused or trash piece! They are so expensive! Thanks for that great tip!

  4. Christy James says

    I agree with Rebecca too… you definitely are the trash whisperer ha ha! This turned out so cute! XOXO

  5. Little Debbie says

    I adore your can do spirit!
    You are someone special! 💕

  6. Marietta Walker says

    Lady, I LOVE THIS!

    I especially love the way you stuffed it so full it looks luxurious and over-puffy. AND that linen is so beautiful!

  7. Cecilia from Georgia says

    This little stool is so cute! I love how you overstuffed it and the fabric is lovely. I also love your bed spread! Can you tell me where you bought it? Maybe put a link for it so you will get a credit. Thanks for showing us how to make the box; love it and it can be so versatile!

    • Larissa says

      I’m tickled to hear it, Cecilia. Thank you! The quilt is from an online store that is no longer around.

    • Larissa says

      Yes, feet are SO EXPENSIVE! Had to make use of them. Thanks, Jen!

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