Wednesday, March 27, 2013

DIY Ruffled Burlap Ottoman

 I have this adorable little shabby ottoman & I'm pretty much in love with it.

I love that it's decked out in burlap & drop cloth ...
& that's it's chippy on the sides ...
& not too perfect.

 Course, the most perfect thing of all is that it's got RUFFLES.
That's what I'm talkin' bout.
That's where it's at, people.

 This little ottoman, at least 10 years old, has experienced it's share of wear & tear, to say the least.
It was ready for a make-over.
It had been covered over with a throw for too long.
So, without further ado, I cut down the center & begin peeling away!

 Next, I 'measured' out the burlap.
There was a whole lot of eye-balling involved.

 My handy-dandy electric stapler was the tool of choice.

 No rocket science to the ruffles ... just folded over & stapled.

The 2nd & 3rd strips of burlap, cut to match the first, were stapled on
in the very same fashion.

 And here is how it sat for a week as I pondered over how to cover the top.
I didn't mind admiring these cute-sy ruffles in the meantime.

 After a light bulb moment, I decided to go with drop cloth.

Course, anytime I'm sitting on the floor, my trusty assistant, Cooper, isn't far from my side.
He obviously found something more interesting to look at outside.
Can't believe he's not gah-gah over these ruffles like I am ;)

 I decided to leave the outside edges exposed, showing the chippy & distressed wood.

 This look totally came about as I was working ... just trying out different ideas as I went along.

 And this is the winner!
I stapled on the burlap with the frayed edges on the outside.

burlap ottoman

 And for the final touch, back to the drop cloth.
I ruffled it & added it on top of the burlap.

 And I lovity LOVE it!
It was exactly the perfect finishing touch.

 The final product~

burlao ottoman

 I just love it.
I love the frayed edges.
Yep, I'm a shabby girl at heart.

burlap ottoman

burlap ottoman

The top of it, I think it's my fave!
Makes me happy, happy, happy.

Now, I have another ottoman {just like this one} that needs recovering just as bad.
As cute as this one turned out, I'm tempted to duplicate it.
The other one, however, is in the boys' loft ... 
& somehow I just don't think they'll appreciate these ruffles as much as I do ;)

~partying at Savvy Southern StyleThe Hankful House


  1. Thank you, Diana ~ I was pretty pleased with it =) Thanks for hosting the blog party each week.

  2. Carrie-My Favorite Finds HApril 9, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Oh goodness! How pretty! Thanks for sharing at our Pinterest Challenge.

  3. Well, thank you so much =)

  4. Cute, cute cute idea. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  5. Thank you SO much, Marty! Sure enjoyed your party today.

  6. Soooo cute and clever! Thanks for linking up at the "Get Your DIY On" link up party! Don't forget to come back on March 2nd with your trash to treasure projects! :)