DIY Burlap Ottoman

If there is one thing that I always need on hand in my home, it’s burlap. Given enough burlap I could probably rule the world. I got this only ottoman at a local flea market for $10 Here is a picture of the ottoman before that I took  via Instagram

Don’t get me wrong, I almost left this lovely floral fabric on this baby because I kind of loved the quirkiness of the pattern and the colors. Needless to say this piece wouldn’t have fit anywhere in my home so it had to change…

Why would they hide these cute little legs?? When I discovered the legs on this baby I knew that the skirt had to go. I started by ripping off the skirt using a pliers. That step was very simple & just required some muscle. After that I decided I wanted to make this a quick and simple makeover that could easily be changed if I found some new fabric that I wanted to put on this lovely ottoman. I had a roll of burlap laying around so I decided to use that. I wrapped the structure in the burlap & used a staple gun to secure the fabric. Now,I am not a professional & upholstering is still trial and error for me, but I love how rustic this turned out. I added nail head trim {found the upholstery tacks at Walmart for $.97 cents for a pack of 30} I added the nail head trim very easily using a hammer. I didn’t use any exact measurements, because again I wanted it to look old & shabby.

I’m sure this ottoman will rotate around our house, & it probably will not stay like this forever, but for now I’m loving this burlap beauty. It will be really easy to change out the fabric on this. Removing a few stapes with pliers & a flat head screw driver removes the upholstery tacks very nicely!

I’m loving this little ottoman in our living room, It goes great with our Christmas decor, which I will be blogging about this week too. Have you used burlap lately to recover anything? I would love to see it! Share it here in the comments or head on over to the facebook page {here} & share your burlap work with me! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Talk to you soon..
Liz Marie

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