What a clever way to repurpose an old drawer that otherwise would have no use. If you find someone throwing away a dresser, especially if it’s all wood, then scalvage one of the drawers from it to use for this project. Not only does this turn the drawer into a comfy ottoman, but it also has storage in it as well! Look for the biggest and deepest drawer you can find.
This ottoman by Lindsay at Diary of a Crafty Lady uses the following materials.
- 2 pieces of MDF board cut to the size of the top and bottom of the drawer
- Thick piece of foam cut the same size as the board
- Fabric large enough to fit over the foam and tuck under the board on all sides
- 2nd piece of fabric to over the rough edges under the board
- Staple gun
- 2 pieces of wood to nail to the underside of the board
- Feet or legs for the bottom
- Stretch your fabric around the foam and board and fold neatly under the board. Staple it into place. It’s the same as if reupholstering a chair seat.
- Staple the second piece of fabric over the raw edges with the sides folded under. This makes the underside look neat.
- To keep the top from sliding around on the top of the drawer, cut the 2 pieces of wood to fit exactly down inside the drawer, one on each side of the board.
- Nail the 2nd piece of MDF board to the bottom of the drawer, putting the nails into the sides where the wood is thicker.
- Screw in legs or feet to the bottom to make your ottoman a comfortable height.
Project and Source of Images: Diary of a Crafty Lady
Lindsay the the idea and modeled hers after this one, on Beyond the Picket Fence.
Source of Images: Beyond the Picket Fence