I found this treasure at a local thrift store for a whopping $7.99! It needed some TLC but was the perfect size for a place to lay a cup of tea and decor magazines!
And so began the tear up. First, I removed all the old material. You probably could have gotten away with just covering it over but I'm a bit of a perfectionist.
Warning** removing 20 year old staples is not a fun task. I suggest some calming background music and wine.
I also wanted the bottom to be a fully closed in skirt (not have the original legs showing). I thought this would give it a more modern feel.
Next, I began to cover each part of the ottoman separtely. Simply cut the fabric to cover each area and staple on one side. Pull the fabric tight and staple the other side to hold in place. If you're wondering how to cut the fabric, use the old fabric you removed as a template. As you can see in the previous picture, when I removed the original material, I also removed the top portion the cushion. Don't fret! The cushion can be re-attached by stapling after you have it covered .
Voila! To attach the top cushion to the bottom I stapled in between the join. This way they are attached well and the staples are hinden. For the corners of the cushion, I tucjed the fabric and stapled the corners to the bottom as well. I reccommend attaching one corner first and then working your way around the perimeter of the ottoman.
Care for a spot of tea anyone?