Furniture Tutorials diy storage ottoman

Published on August 3rd, 2014 | by Shantelle

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DIY: How to Make and Upholster a Storage Ottoman EZ!

How to Make and Upholster a Storage Ottoman EZ!

Materials for DIY Storage Ottoman

Ottoman Fabric Cover for Lid and Base Visit [DIY:How to Make a Storage Ottoman Cover EZ! (Sew)]

2 Yards of Felt Fabric: (2) 34″ x 13.5″, (2) 17″ x 13.5″, and (1) 16″ x 33 1/2″

Print Fabric: 34 1/2″ x 16 1/2″

X-acto Knife

Adhesive Spray(3M Super 77 and 3M Hi-Strength 90)

Foam

Batting

Staple Gun and Staples

Dust Cover Fabric for Bottom Closure: 16″ x 34″

Plywood Box 17″(W) x 35″(L) x 14″ (H) Visit [How to Build a Box: DIY Storage Ottoman!]

Plywood Top Piece  35″ x 17″

Screws that are 5/8″ or 1/2″ long (plywood is only 1/4″ thick)

(3) Hinges

Directions to Make and Upholster a DIY Storage Ottoman

1. Use spray adhesive to cover the plywood box with batting, leaving the bottom bare. Visit [How to Build a Box: DIY Storage Ottoman!]

Tip: Wrap the box with batting like wrapping something in saran wrap.

plywood box covered with batting

2. Slide the bottom fabric cover onto the box. Center the fabric cover so there is 1″ of fabric free on the top and bottom. Visit [DIY: How to Make a Storage Ottoman Cover EZ!(Sew)]

Note: Fabric should fit like a glove.

fabric cover for storage ottomam

3. Staple the fabric to the inner portion and bottom of the plywood. Cut the excess batting.

stapling fabric on the inside of a storage ottoman

stapling the inside corner of a storage ottoman

stapling the inside of a storage ottoman

bottom of a storage ottoman

4. Lay the 34″ x 13.5″ and 17″ x 13.5″ felt pieces on a flat surface and spray one side with 3M 90 Hi-Strength adhesive spray. Attach the felt pieces to the inside of the plywood box leaving the bottom bare.

3M Hi-strengthadhesive spray used for storage ottoman

spraying felt with adhesive spray

how to upholster the inside of a box

how to upholster the inside of a ottoman

upholstering the inside of a storage ottoman

5. Cut the excess felt fabric with an X-acto knife.

x-acto knife upholster

6. Lay the print fabric on a flat surface and spray with 3M 90 Hi-Strength adhesive spray. Attach it to the inside of the ottoman on the bottom.

print fabric upholstered on bottom of ottoman2

7. Turn storage ottoman over and place the dust cover fabric on top and staple along the edges.

dust cover

attaching dust cover to a storage ottoman

stapling dust cover to a storage ottoman

8.Using the furniture legs as a guide,  drill holes and add 5/8″ or 3/4″ screws to secure.

attach furniture legs to storage ottoman

9. Turn ottoman upright and attach hinges to the ottoman with 5/8″ or 1/2″ screws.

Tip: To avoid the felt from getting caught up in the drill bit, don’t drill a hole. Instead, place the screw in place where it will be attached and use a screwdriver bit to secure the screw while pressing down with alot of pressure on the power drill.

how to attach hinge to storage ottoman

hinges with screws

10. Place the plywood top piece on a flat surface.

plywood for top cover

11. Spray the foam with 3M 77 adhesive spray and attach it to the plywood. Cover with batting.

foam for top coverattaching batting to the top of a storage ottoman

12. Cover the batting with the top fabric cover and staple along the edges of the fabric. Cut excess batting.

Note: Make sure the corners are flat, if not, staple them flat.

attaching top fabric cover to plywood

how to staple corners flat on storage ottoman top

13. Lay 33″ x 16 1/2″ felt on a flat surface and spray with 3M 90 Hi-strength adhesive spray and attach top to cover the plywood.

felt fabric for storage ottoman

14. Place the ottoman on it’s side and lay the top down next to it. Attach the three hinges to the top with screws and a screwdriver bit.

Tip: Use pressure on the power drill so that the felt won’t get caught in the way.

how to attach hinges to storage ottoman

15. Stand the storage ottoman upright and enjoy you new storage ottoman made from scratch!!

 diy storage ottoman

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