How to Make an Ottoman from an Old Drawer

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Turn an old drawer into a useful storage ottoman...

How to Make an Ottoman from an Old Drawer

I began this project with a drawer leftover from another project.

I cut a thin piece of plywood to fit the top of the drawer and added cross sections of wood so it would fit inside the drawer and not slide.

How to Make an Ottoman from an Old Drawer

Using a stencil from Vintage Sign Stencils I stenciled an image onto a piece of painters cloth. 

I cut a piece of cushion stuffing to fit the top of the plywood then wrapped my stenciled fabric around the cushion and stapled it on the other side.

How to Make an Ottoman from an Old Drawer

How to Make an Ottoman from an Old Drawer

Castors are added to the bottom of the drawer so it is easy to move around.

How to Make an Ottoman from an Old Drawer

The new repurposed drawer ottoman is perfect for putting your feet up and the storage is great for hiding away the junk.

I used a very small drawer for this project for demonstration purposes but following this example an ottoman of any size can be made the same way.
How to Make an Ottoman from an Old Drawer
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  1. A.Ma.Zing, Susan! So clever and I love the look.


  2. Cute, cute! I have two drawers left over from another project too and was thinking that ottomans would be fun too! Thanks for the tutorial!


  3. This turned out so cute, Susan! I've got a bunch of drawers that need repurposing, so I'm pinning it so I remember. I'm so glad you are getting lots of use from the Poultry Feeds stencil!

  4. i just got a dresser from a flea market for $70.00 to make into an entertainment center. i saw it on pinterest. I am so going to make a couple of ottomans from the 2 drawers that will be left over. thanks. very simple, easy project


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