Stylish Comfort

Submitted by hoffer5353 on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 09:55

I love to sew and create new things so I decided I would make a leather upholstered ottoman. Leather is extremely easy to work with!
I started by sewing together leather rectangles that I purchased from an online auction.
When that was complete I determined the size of the box, foam thickness and the overall height I would like for it to be, I created/designed as I went.
Other than the upholstering items (buttons, needles, foam, batting, leather) everything else was scraps that I had and was able to reuse to create my ottoman. I added a shelf below for storage and am glad that I did it is a great place to put magazines.
It ended up taking much more time that I planned because I didn't follow a definite plan. Now that I have completed one I am sure that the others will take much less time. I am so happy about how it turned out!
I gifted it to a friend for a housewarming and she loves it! It even matched her area rug; apparently it was meant to be!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Minwax-Red Oak, Minwax-Polyurethane-Semi Gloss, Deft-Semi Gloss Spray
Recommended Skill Level


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