diy project: plaid skirt ottoman

yesterday got away from me somehow and i forgot to post this fun diy project from shelly leer at curbly. she upholstered this cute little ottoman with fabric from a $3.99 “ginormous” pleated plaid skirt from the goodwill. so fun. click here for the full instructions.


Totally something I would do – you can make pillows and table toppers, scarves and valances out of pillow cases, skirts, coats…. Awesome little ottoman!


That is genius! kind of reminds me of my gran- not that she looked like an ottoman of course.


Great job! Very resourceful and clever! I love the colors in that plaid!


Oh I love this! I am already looking for beautiful plaids to redo the living room for next fall, curtains…maybe some large floor cushions, I need to start looking for an otoman like that one!


I heart this project. Can someone tell me where I could find legs like that?


I LOOOOOVE that she matched the plaid! Very cool project. I’m looking at my oversized footstool with new eyes. . .


sorry, but that has got to be the ugliest fabric i have ever seen. Excellent technical job though! good job matching the top to sides!


Thanks for the plaid matching comments. It took a couple of tries to get those plaids lined up.
Legs are from a wholesaler-I love the angles. Maybe I should sell in my etsy store.