DIY Ottoman: Done!

Remember when I came home and discovered I was the proud owner of a big plywood box? Well, plywood-y it is no more.

I'll post more later this week with our step-by-step process, which involved, in brief, a 3" upholstery needle, a head lamp, and a Joann's worker who told another customer that I was "nuts" and would be "better off buying an ottoman". I think I'll send her our step-by-step, too, along with our bill for this project which came to a whopping $47, so that she can feel free to find a better deal for me. (Rick was hoping that this unnecessary insult would make me want to boycott Joann's for a good long while, but, sadly for him, I'm not the type to hold grudges.)

Hope everyone had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! :)

The DIY Show Off


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    Please stop deleting yourself from my posts so that I have to enter the comments all over again.


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  3. WOW!!! LOVE this!! Can't wait for the tutorial.....I might need one of these for our new playroom when we move! The people at JoAnns always think I'm crazy too, however it's the ONLY fabric store in our city and once we move to the new house it's right across the street!!!! My poor hubby is so worried!! ; ) Great job!!!!

  4. Amazing! I can't believe you made this ottoman and I can't wait to read just how you did this. :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my post about the restroom tile. I had no idea you could use grout either, but I'm glad I found out and took the risk to try it out. :)
    I'm your newest follower!


  5. this is so cool! i can't wait to see the tutorial - does it open up??

  6. Shut up! This is DIY?!?! Looks awesome!
    Looking forward to the tutorial.

  7. Thanks for the comments at Dollar Store Crafts. I'm enjoying your blog! Great job on your house & fun writing style!

  8. I am seriously amazed at the things you two accomplish!! This is beautiful.

    And I love your comment about Joann's. I've threatened to not go back (after the same old lady is rude and slow) but that fabric aisle keeps sucking me in.

  9. NICE JOB!! Kristy from www.apronsandapples.blogspot.com

  10. Wow great job! It looks like something you would spend hundreds of dollars for in a store...

  11. Just one question....what CAN'T you do?
    (The answer to this should be good. Ha!)

    It's official. Erin and Rick are "da bomb".


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