I do not hesitate to invest in furniture pieces that will last a lifetime. Somethings, however, I can't stand to spend money on. For Emma's nursery (to see all of the photos, click here!), we spent our money on the Crib and Chair. I knew I would need a high quality and comfortable chair, and we selected a classic crib that will never go out of style so I didn't mind spending the money on those two items.
When we went to order the ottoman that went along with the rocker/glider from Pottery Barn Kids, I was shocked that it was almost $450! For a little padded box? I just couldn't do it. So, Mike and I set out on a mission to create our own matching ottoman. With great success we created a perfectly suited version for less than $50. We were so excited that we made a coffee table version for our living room, too.
DIY Ottoman Materials :
4" Foam Pad
Soft Wool Batting
Staple Gun & Staples
4 Furniture Legs
Here is the photo DIY :
To complete, just attach furniture legs. We bought legs and the mounts at Home Depot for about $15 total... I'm still trying to decide if I like the legs we selected, or if I want something chunkier. They have many other choices there. After I decide, then I'll need to decide if I want to paint or stain them... or leave them natural. Never ends! I'll keep you posted on how I finish them!