Our family room/living room needed an ottoman – a storage ottoman to precise. I have been looking for it in stores and online and even did this post about all the ones I was looking at but didn’t find anything that fit all my requirements of size, functionality and cuteness. So, what is this girl going to do – she is going to make her own! And I am really happy to report that it turned out exactly like I wanted!
Let me give you a quick history on our living room. A couple of years ago we got rid of our coffee table. It was glass and metal and pretty much a hazard for babies and toddlers. We got an Ikea Lack coffee table to go with our new Ikea Karlstad couch to temporarily serve the purpose but we missed putting our feet up. As a quick solution and inspired by tutorials on the web, I created the upholstered version of the Ikea coffee table. That was about 2 years ago. There are many things that were still not working out – not to mention that I was a novice “upholsterer” and the “ottoman” doesn’t look too great – also 2 years later, the Fabric needed to be changes anyway! Having storage was really important too so we could store our throws, magazines and games for family game night in there.