Published at Wednesday, August 01st 2018, 13:23:45 PM. Footstool & Ottoman. By Isa Van Hoebeek.
It can be difficult to place buttons evenly, so I cheated. Instead of attaching the buttons with a nail back or hand stitching them into place, I used a template, marked the button placement with chalk and then made an "X" with two staples where the covered buttons will be glued into place.
You can use an old coffee table as the basis for a fresh new ottoman that will transform the look of your living room completely. As you can see, the process is pretty straightforward. An old electric wire spool makes the perfect frame for a round ottoman. And by building it you can be proud for reusing and recycling materials.
Turn your ottoman or coffee table tray into a cosy light source by decorating it with an array of candle and tea light holders. This flickering light will enhance the space and create a warm, inviting environment - incorporate a couple of scented candles to fill your living area with your favourite aroma.
Of all the things that can be transformed into an ottoman, a galvanized wash tube is perhaps the most surprising. It makes a great rustic accent, though, and we love it. This has to be the cheapest material you can build an ottoman from. Can you believe a bunch of plastic bottles and carton is all it takes? And of course, fabric of your choice to make it pretty.