Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals. I'm a recovering former vegan and vegetarian, now healing with a nutrient-dense mostly Paleo diet, and love at-home CrossFit and yoga workouts. I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

New mom to baby Otto born April 2018!

Staple gun ottoman

I got this simple wood ottoman at the Goodwill Outlet a few years ago, at the time covered in a very dirty ticking stripe.  I recovered it quickly with whatever neutral fabric I had and have been using it since, but today I pulled out a great fabric I had that I think was once a curtain from Urban Outfitters.  I got it at Goodwill Outlet, too, a bit torn up but still showing some curtain features.  It's a great print, and I love the complementary colors together.  I thought the reading chair in the extra room needed some more girly touches, as it was still looking like an old man chair.  So I added a leftover piece of Nu-Foam and stapled the cute fabric over this ottoman!  Now we have a comfy place for our feet that matches the colorful, cheerful look of the room.  I don't usually like the honey color of wood, so I may repaint the feet... off-white?  What do you think?


  1. Very cute project! But white legs would show the dirt a lot. Maybe you shoudl try painting the wood ina shade of red to match the fabric. Or a deeper shade of red, just for fun. Of course, if it was me, I would want to stain the wood darker, but then it woudl be my style, not yours...

  2. I love your blog and so excited that you have teamed up with Adventures in Dressmaking. Thank you ladies



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