When I saw these DIY Ottoman cubes from Shanty 2 Chic, I knew I needed some ASAP! I have been wanting an ottoman for this little area for a while now. I wanted a Moroccan pouf but they’re not exactly budget friendly. The cheapest I’ve seen is $100+.
Full building plans can be found HERE
I used the above building plans from Shanty2Chic and Ana-White to build it. I wanted to use of some of the wood I had on hand so I reused wood from a few other projects to build this. No one was going to see it anyway! I saved myself a few bucks in the process.
Next, I used foam core to cover the entire frame. I used my staple gun to attach the foam to the wood frame.
Here it is all covered up. See, you’d never know I used navy blue wood pieces for half of it! 😉
I sprayed the wooden legs gold just in case someone saw them but you really can’t see it now that it is covered in fur. When in doubt, spray it gold.
Next, I used 2″ foam for the top of the ottoman to make it comfy if it gets sat on, and it will.
I used 5 Tejn Faux sheepskin rugs from Ikea to cover it. I forgot to get a photo of this step but I took the 5 rugs and cut out the squares I needed out of them. (You can follow this tutorial if you want!) I sewed them together to construct a big fuzzy furry box of fabric. I may or may not have broken 3 needles in the process and ended up hand sewing the last panel. Whatever works!
I am head over heels in love with it and I think I’m so excited to be able to prop of my feet to write future blog posts! What do you think!? Don’t you just wanna toss your feet up there!? It is SOOO comfortable and it’s so fluffy I can’t even stand it!
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