When I say easy DIY… I really mean it. I think anyone could handle a project like this one. It is the perfect sized project.
My mom has really become one of the best thrift store shoppers when it comes to furniture and glassware. I am so proud of her. She found this ottoman at a local Goodwill store and gave it to my sister for her new apartment.
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I thought it would be fun to put a glam romantic twist to this piece.
Supplies needed for this easy DIY:
- Spray paint – I used Rustoleum’s Metallic line in “Champagne Pink”
- Screwdriver or screw gun with Philips-head tip
- Upholstery Staple gun
- Upholstery staples
- 1 yard of fabric or less. Enough to cover the seat cushion. I had striped fabric from my Parisian-inspired vintage cane chair makeover another project that I knew would work perfectly.
Unscrew the screws holding the cushion in place on the frame. You can use a screw gun or screwdriver for this. Usually, there are a few screws securing the cushion in place. Once you unsecured them, the top should come right off. Make sure to keep all of the original screws together. I like to put mine in an old spray paint can top turned upside down.
Once you unsecured them, the top should come right off. Make sure to keep all of the original screws together. I like to put mine in an old spray paint can top turned upside down.
Clean the metal frame of the ottoman with Lysol wipes or a damp paper towel. Get your spray paint ready.
Set up your spray paint area. This could be as little as newspapers surrounding the furniture piece. I have a special collapsible table that I open up on my balcony.
This could be as little as newspapers surrounding the furniture piece. I have a special collapsible table that I open up on my balcony with sawhorses and a piece of MDF.
Spray about 2 layers of your paint color on the piece.
As long as the original color is lighter than the color you want to spray paint it.
If the original color is darker, you will want to prime the metal with a lighter primer. Let it dry before spraying your light paint color on it.
Wrap your fabric around your cushion and staple to secure it into place. Make sure you keep fabric taught during this process.
Once your ottoman base is dry, secure it to the cushion and you are DONE! See I told you this would be an easy DIY project!
My sister ended up LOVING her new ottoman for her apartment. It is super cute and works really well in her little studio apartment by the beach!
She is still decorating in stages but it is coming together nicely!
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