Published at Thursday, August 02nd 2018, 10:30:23 AM. Footstool & Ottoman. By Anne Beenhouwer.
This dressmaker detail on the corners adds a bump of sophistication to this dressed-up wooden pallet. That's it! Isn't she lovely? The finished upholstered ottoman adds softness to an industrial studio space, and can be completed by anyone with a few extra bucks and a basic knowledge of sewing and woodworking (and I mean basic).
Watch out! If your friends find out how you made it, they'll want to buy yours or have you make one for them. You'd never believe this was once a shipping pallet, right? A combination of textured chartreuse fabric, dressmaker detailed gray velvet buttons and silver-tipped modern legs means this ottoman will take center stage in any home or studio.
Quite often ottomans are sold paired with a seat or are made to match another piece of furniture. They are made to either match exact patterns or at least compliment their accompanying chairs. However, this is not always necessary. An ottoman can be an accent piece, working to contrast or even stand on its own as an independent piece of furniture.
Instead of one large tray for your ottoman, consider placing two smaller decorative trays side by side - for a more eclectic look go for trays of different shapes. Create uniformity between the two trays by using coordinating items, these tea light holders and votives from Lene Bjerre are perfect for creating chic groupings.