Reupholstered Tufted Ottoman

Remember my tufted ottoman post about a year ago? Well, since my three kids turned it into a washcloth for Ragu sauce, it has sat in my garage waiting for attention.

When I chose the original turquoise (yes it looks white, but it is actually turquoise) fabric, the lady at Calico Corner raved about how “stain resistant” it was, so I spent extra. Lesson learned….NEVER spend $20.00 a yard on ANY fabric. My kids had honestly ruined the newly upholstered ottoman within two or three months. Man have I learned a lot in the last year! Lesson number two learned…Home Fabrics rocks, and ever since a friend introduced me to it, it is hard to shop anywhere else. Home Fabrics carries the same fabric as Calico Corner and it is $12.99 or LESS a yard.

So, when the pressure came to clean out the garage…I made the change. I love this fabric that I got from JoAnn’s on super-duper clearance. I do not know the name or the sku, sorry in advance for that one.

The pictures are a little dark since I took these at night, but hopefully you get the idea. I moved my rug into the entryway because sitting a patterned ottoman onto a patterned rug is not usually eye-appealing in my opinion. Sometimes I just need a change, and removing the rug and adding the ottoman was just what I needed.

I love the large pattern on the fabric! I also re-tufted the bad boy, and if you look closely you will see the buttons.

Change is good!


  1. 1

    That just completely changed the entire look of your ottoman! It looks great in the room. It coordinates perfectly!

    I love Home Fabrics. I've found fabric there for less than $4 a yard. Might as well buy as much as they have at that price!

  2. 2

    Love the fabric on that ottoman! Makes the room feel so warm and homey.

  3. 3

    I think the fabric is perfect too! You make it all look so easy!

  4. 4

    I like your ottoman! Lovely! I tried to go to Home Fabrics online, and got a security message, tho. :(

  5. 5

    It looks great! Love it! Good job.

  6. 6

    Very pretty! I really like your entertainment center. We just have a tv stand and I've been wanting to have something that's a bit higher so my daughter doesn't hit the tv. Any cheap suggestions?

  7. 7

    Your ottoman looks great. I think the fabric is perfect for your room!

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    Brooke @ says:

    I haven't had much luck with home fabrics online. :( The stores I go to are in Vegas.

  9. 9

    I could just eat it up! It is bold and beautiful!

  10. 10

    So Brooke I meet you a long time ago and I have looked on your blog a lot what a cute girl you are and family you have. I just got in charge of a craft day for my family so i am looking for inexpensive fun easy craft ideas that we could do and I thought about how much fun you have doing your projects. If you have time would you send me a email of any ideas you may have. I was thinking maybe something Christmas cause it is the sat after thanksgiving. THanks JULIE
    my email is

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    Allison Williamson says:

    I love this!! It looks so great in that room. Good job!! I'd love to find a piece of furniture to reupholster sometime soon. Thanks for sharing!

  12. 12

    this looks fantastic! you are so creative :)

  13. 13

    I totally LOVE the fabric! What a great update – Enjoy!

  14. 14

    I LOVE that large pattern and the colors… wonderful!!


  1. […] Doing a step by step, comprehensive upholstery tutorial may be out of my league; however, I have found a great  wingback tutorial over at Creative Mavin that shows some great illustrations on how to reupholster. I was very impressed by her step by step instructions, and of course I LOVED the fabric she chose (it is the same fabric I have on my ottoman). […]

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