Ottoman Makeover

by contributing writer Lana  (like banana)

We have been remodeling our daughters’ bedroom.  The theme is Parisian and Around the World.  We have been doing this remodel with very little money.  One of the most money saving tips we have is “Use What We Have and Make It New!”

Parisian Ottoman Makeover


Here is a simple way to give an ottoman a makeover for very little money.

Supplies Needed

  • Spray paint
  • Old ottoman
  • Burlap material to cover cushion.  (We used a coupon to buy it from Hobby Lobby.)
  • Staple gun
  • Screwdriver


Before photo of ottoman makeover

  1. Take off the top cushion using a screwdriver to remove any screws that are holding it on.  Keep all the screws in a cup or bowl so they won’t get lost.
    How to makeover an ottoman
  2. Remove the staples from the back of the ottoman.  Carefully remove the material from the bottom of the cushion.  To save even more money, reuse it. No one will ever even notice.
    Ottoman Makeover
  3. Wrap your burlap over the cushion as you would wrap a present.  For the corners, make an envelope fold and make sure they fold straight.  Staple down if they are bulky.  You can cut the excess, just make sure the top of the ottoman is pulled tight.
    French Ottoman Makeover
  4. Take apart the wood and spray paint it in a well ventilated area.
    Spray Painted Ottoman
  5. Let dry overnight.
  6. Reassemble the ottoman.
    Ottoman Makeover Parisian Style
  7. Enjoy your “new” piece of furniture.
    Ottoman Makeover for girls room

Feel free to ask any questions, we learn as we go.  The entire ottoman makeover cost about $5.00 or so.

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