June 20, 2014

Easy DIY Grain Sack Ottoman

Sometimes the most awesome updates only take a couple minutes & are some of my most favorite projects!! 
I love instant satisfaction projects :) 

Remember my reading nook update I shared yesterday? 
Did you happen to see the cute grain-sack ottoman hanging out there? 

It was such an easy transformation and is one of my favorite things in that back living room :) 

It brings so much texture into the room & brings in that vintage vibe that I so adore. 
Since the ottoman had already been painted from it's original redo, this was an easy & very quick update. 

I knew I wanted to update the chair and get rid of some of the pattern so when I stumbled on this grain sack at a local flea market, I was keeping my fingers crossed that it would cover this chunky ottoman. 

I was somewhat disappointed when it didn't cover the whole thing without having the seam on the side but after looking at it for a couple days, I decided to embrace it and love it now!! 

For a super easy ottoman recover just follow these steps: 

1. Unscrew the top cushion from the legs by taking the screws out from underneath. 
2. Cut your fabric (in this case, grain sack) to cover the cushion with a couple inches extra on each side to allow it to stretch around the back of the cushion. 
3. Use a staple gun to attach it to the back- make sure to pull tight as you go around and tuck the corners in neatly. 
4. Reattach the cushion to the base with the original screws.
5. Sit back and admire your "new" ottoman :) 

And that's seriously it guys!
A few minutes work & you have a fresh piece to add to your decor :) 
And it cost me the amount of my grain sack- about 5$!

Isn't that typography to die for? 
I've been scouring our flea markets for a great burlap grain sack- most of the ones I find are a plastic-type material that would be terrible for upholstery.
So I was incredibly excited when I found this one :) 

Check out the difference just recovering the ottoman made!!!

I love updating a space by just changing the pieces you already have- definitely the most budget-friendly way to get a makeover in :) 

Have you ever upholstered with grain sacks before? 

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