On to business...
At the end of last summer, I was browsing through the Ballard Home Design magazine and saw an ottoman that I wanted for my house (below). I was in love, except that it cost $547!! There was no way that I was going to pay that! So I made my best cute convincing face and asked my dad if he would help me make one. Of course he couldnt say no! =) With planning a wedding, and then all of the holidays... we finally finished it last week! It looks great in our house. My dad had it built in no time, but it took me forever to decide on a fabric to use.
He made a box out of plywood with a hinged top so that it could be used for storage.
I covered it in batting and padding to make it cushioned. We also ordered wood furniture feet on ebay and painted them black. I had some help from my mom and her friend Karen with the upholstry. ( I told them I would give them credit in the blog!) We stapled all of the fabric to the top of the box, and then did each side individually in panels. I loved the way that it turned out and it saved so much money! Now I dont have clutter in my living room because it is all inside of the ottoman! What do you think?