How to Recover an Ottoman

How to recover an ottoman

Happy bank holiday Monday to my UK readers! With a new layout and a new post we’ve certainly been productive over this long weekend! Read on to find more about how to recover an ottoman and do let us know what you think of our new look.


There’s a bit of a story behind our latest how to. We brought this ottoman about 4 years ago, and it’s since been re homed twice before it came back to us this weekend – thrifty! At the time it matched our bed, but our bed is long gone and we thought it was high time this ottoman got a makeover.

How to recover an ottoman

(Yes, brown pleather was quite fashionable at the time)

There aren’t step by step photos for this post because it really was straightforward. To begin we unscrewed the lid and removed the feet from the bottom. We then wrapped the lid, pulling the fabric tight, folding over the edges to create a neat finish and stapling in place prevent any loose threads.

How to recover an ottoman

Once the top was finished we wrapped the body of the ottoman using one large piece of fabric. This also meant we could create neat edges without needing to get the sewing machine out! After that was complete we gave the feet a couple of coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint before reattaching them.

How to recover an ottoman

How to recover an ottoman


We couldn’t be more pleased with the final result. It goes brilliantly in our bedroom and gives us extra storage, which is always a bonus! As I said, we didn’t take step by step photos, but if you want a more in-depth how-to then do check out Suburble for a great step-by-step guide.

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