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Here’s a designer ottoman DIY project for you, ’cause this project is just too good to be left alone. Look at this. Here are two ‘identical’ ottomans. One costs $1650 + tax + shipping + surcharge. The other costs $12. Which do you want? Can you tell the difference??


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The incredibly low price for this homemade piece of furniture is the use of recycled materials. Yep, your read that right, that is basically what this is: recycled furniture. I know, it sure does not look like a piece of old scrap! Ha ha!! I just adore this ottoman and this Saks Fifth Avenue-hack!!


Materials Needed for your Round, Upholstered Ottoman

OK. I will tell you the secret: the ottoman made by Feral Tutle is the first ottoman of the two. And this is what she made her ottoman with:

It is made from:

  • 14” worth of scrap sono-tube,
  • 4 recycled furniture legs painted black/white checkers, epoxy glue + nuts and bolts.
  • 2 round pieces of leftover melamine or an old cabinet door,
  • 3 pieces of wood: 2 x 2 x 12.5”, a couple of screws,
  • a stretch of batting, a stapler to tag it onto the sono-tube,
  • a round piece of recycled foam, 
  • fabric for the ottoman sides and top, 
  • 18 upholstery tacks + 18 buttons you can cover with fabric, hot glue.
    Now, if you want to make an ottoman just like this one, you can find out how Feral Turtle made it on her blog. It’s a complete, well-illustrated tutorial.  Go to it!  Good luck. It’s a well-worth DIY furniture project in our minds.
      About Saks Fifth Avenue’s Ottoman

      This one is a classic sold at Saks 5th Avenue.  It combines its  flagship MacKenzie-Childs’ signature Courtly Check-pattern with ticking stripes.   This elegant ottoman features an eco-friendly frame of sustainably harvested hardwood and eight-way, hand-tied coil construction for outstanding comfort. It has antique brass nail-head trim and caster-ed legs; an eco-friendly hardwood frame; weights 32 lbs. and its size is 20"H X 20" diameter. $1650 + tax + shipping + size/weight surcharge.



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