The Little Red Owl

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Jen over at City Farmhouse has inspired me!

city farmhouse ottoman

Honestly, I was feeling a little clueless regarding my attempt to turn my Rubbermaid containers into functional, storage ottomans. I had the idea and the first few steps planned out, but I didn’t know how to complete the project. Low and behold City Farmhouse has a simple pleated slipcover ottoman tutorial!

So I have the fabric (panels from Target years ago for $5.00 that I was using as curtain panels) and the “ottomans”.

rubbermaid ottoman fabric

fabric on rubbermaid ottoman

I think I will need to add a layer of lining to the lids of the “ottomans” since I have no other way to keep the batting on-what do you guys think?

I would love some feedback and thoughts on this project.



6 thoughts on “Rubbermaid Container turned Ottoman #2

  1. Jacqueline says:

    Hi wow what a great project! I want to make this as well….actually thats what led me to this site… but i cant find your finished project …. i would love to see pictues and details on how it went thanks

    1. Amy says:

      Thank you, sadly…I have abandoned the project. I moved to a much smaller place and there was no room :( Bad blogger!

  2. Grandma says:

    Well, you have to think what the lining accomplish. Will it hold the batting or could you just glue the batting right onto the surface. I don’t know what kind of glue it would take to do this. Or maybe use tape.
    The picture looked very good with the pleat on the corner and pleats around. I hope you figure this out. I was a good idea. Can you picture how it will all come together. With the corners the ma

    1. Amy says:

      Ok, thank you for the tips. Now I just need to get started on the sewing :)

    1. Amy says:

      Thanks, I’ll check it out!

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