I have been wanting to redo our crappy den for quite some time now. It is the boys playroom and I shouldn’t care what it looks like but I do! My husband won’t let me buy all the things I want for that room (he doesn’t want to spend money on things that the boys will inevitably destroy) but I just can’t handle the old, ripped, stained furniture and carpet anymore. So I need to be creative.
I would love to get one of the chevron ottomans from West Elm pictured above, but with a $500 price tag, it’s just not feasible.
I have this…
At that price, why not just try to cover it myself and make my own damn chevron ottoman? It couldn’t look any worse.
So I took the top off of the hinges (it’s a storage ottoman so my best bet would be to only cover the top).
Next, I stapled. I started on one longer side, pulling the burlap loosely and just making sure I stapled along the chevron evenly all the way across. Then I did the same on the other long side, this time pulling the burlap tightly.
I then trimmed off the excess fabric and went to staple the shorter sides, starting in the middle and working towards the corners. Corners are tricky and I don’t really have a sure-fire way of doing it so I just pulled and tugged and twisted until it looked good, then I stapled the crap out of it.