Before and After: Dramatic Ottoman Makeover

HGTV Magazine asks, 'Would you let this ottoman in your house?' Before, maybe not. After, absolutely!

Before

It escaped from the ’70s! But don’t dismiss this as a disco-era wreck — there’s a great-looking ottoman under there … somewhere. Scroll on to see the radical makeover.

BEFORE: Dated Green Ottoman

BEFORE: Dated Green Ottoman

Photo by: Jeff McNamara (shot on location at Furniture on Consignment II, Westport, CT)

Jeff McNamara (shot on location at Furniture on Consignment II, Westport, CT)

After

Yes, it’s the same ottoman – now a multitasking coffee table alternative! 

AFTER: Navy Patterned Ottoman

AFTER: Navy Patterned Ottoman

Photo by: Susan Pittard/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Susan Pittard/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

With its pattern of navy diamonds, the large-scale ottoman really juices up a neutral sofa. An upholsterer removed the fringe and tufting, then added a new top cushion and large-nailhead trim around the bottom edge. Tapered wood legs with casters make a piece like this easy to scoot around.

  • Ottoman fabric: DwellStudio Souk Admiral cotton and polyester fabric, $20.50 per yard, fabric.com
  • Ottoman legs: LWQ6W 6"-tall walnut furniture legs with bronze casters, $30.50 each, diyupholsterysupply.com
  • Ottoman trim: DEC190V ¾"-diameter upholstery nails, $14.50 for a set of 100, diyupholsterysupply.com
  • Mirror: Lesina Sunburst mirror, $149, pier1.com
  • Sofa: Dune sofa, $3,099, arhaus.com 
  • Pillows: (from left) Southwest pillow, $44, and Red Fancy Fish pillow, $44, both minted.com; Coral Flowers pillow, $89, craneandcanopy.com; Positive Negative Bows pillow, $44, minted.com; and Surina pillow, $148, pineconehill.com
  • Rug: Emmerson rug, $559, nuloom.com
  • Wall Paint: Club Navy by Ralph Lauren Paint

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