In the third installation of our “Measuring Upholstery” series, we’ll be talking about how to get the right dimensions for reupholstering contemporary chairs called ottoman. Despite being small in size, this furniture creates a wonderful impact in your room, being versatile in many ways. It can be used as a seat, a foot rest and sometimes, a mini table. Because of its use, it can be easy for your ottoman to wear out. However, refurbishing it can be fun. Unlike chairs and sofas, a DIY upholstery project for an ottoman is an easier task.
Ottomans come in variety of shapes and there is no standard repair chart for them. Your method of refurbishing your ottoman will rely on its form. Some are shaped like a nugget and some are in cylindrical, round forms. Also, when choosing a fabric, we recommend materials that will endure wear and tear for a long time. A leather ottoman will be a classic addition to your room, but you can also choose fabrics which offer a nice pop of color to make your interiors more modern and contemporary.
You will need a measuring tape, scissors, tape, staples or tack hammer. Use chalk to indicate positioning. An iron may prove to be useful, especially if your fabric is a bit crumpled. Once you have your materials, you can easily start reconstructing your furniture. Follow the steps below.