I recently stumbled upon an excellent DIY over on Blueprint's blog, and since it's Renewal month at Casa, I thought that many of you might be inspired by their great instructions. If you have some old cushions lying around, this is a simple way to bring them into the twenty-first century. To find out how to do it, read more.
- Two couch cushions (box cushions work best)
- wood cut to fit the cushions
- Paint in your choice of color
- 4 casters
- Power drill
- Choose two cushions. You could use regular sofa cushions, but for a more streamlined look, purchase box-edged floor cushions.
- Measure the cushions.
- Have a piece of wood cut to the size of your cushion at your local lumber store.
- Choose a paint color for the ottoman's wood base.Then paint the wood and let dry.
- Choose your casters. You'll need four.
- Drill four holes in the wood — all approximately 2 inches in from each corner — and screw the casters into the holes.
- Flip over so the casters are on the floor, and stack both cushions on top of the wood platform.
- For best results, use a nonslippery fabric on the cushions, such as canvas. Silkier fabrics tend to slip, which isn't conducive to ottoman relaxation!