I spend way too much time in Home Goods. Like the cashiers know me by name. Recently they have had a lot of fabulous items from India that have been catching my eye. Case in point, this ottoman. Problem was the ottoman is $70. The rugs are $7. I kept thinking their had to be a way to make my own version and I was right.
Aleene's Tacky Glue
2 Rag Rugs
Gold Spray Paint
As luck would have it I came across a plain Jane square foot stool at Goodwill for $4. Ya, I spend way too much time thrifting too.
My first thought was that I would paint the ottoman with Tulip Fabric Paint. Though the paint covered great, I wasn't feeling it.
I decided to go shopping and blow the stink off as my mother says. There at Home Goods were those amazing ottomans again. Suddenly I knew what I needed to do. I grabbed two matching rag rugs for $14 and headed home.
Dosen't everyone have a 1 gallon jug of Tacky Glue in their craft arsenal? They should.
As luck would have it my rugs fit perfectly on 2 sides each. If yours do not you will need to measure and cut accordingly. The first thing I did was actually spray paint the legs of my stool gold. When the paint was dry I used a sponge brush to cover one side at a time with Tacky Glue.
One side at a time I glued, covered in fabric and then trimmed. My rugs were taller than my ottoman so I used scissors to trim the tops.
I used the remaining strips I had cut off to cover the top of my stool. I had two long strips that I cut in half and attached with more Tacky Glue.
The last thing I did was add some jumbo gold rope trim around the edges. I love the way the ottoman looks and can't wait to find a spot for it in my new house.