. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Cooler DIY Ottoman

June 26, 2014

Cooler DIY Ottoman

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I wanted a little ottoman or two for the basement playroom and had been to a few garage sales looking for something that I could recover.  I saw two coolers for 25 cents each and figured since they only needed to be sturdy enough for Addilyn to stand and climb on, they would work.  I already had fabric which makes this project just about free.  


If you've read any of my tutorials before you know that I rarely measure things and thankfully this time was no different. I started by cutting a long rectangle that could go over the top and cover the two smaller sides.  


I then cut out two pieces that fit the opposite sides. 

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I hemmed all four sides by ironing about a fourth of an inch and sewing them down.  


I laid the long piece face down on the cooler and then pinned the first side.  It was nice because I could line up the stripes.  Then I sewed the three sides.  The corners were the trickiest for me, and I'm sure they are not perfect but close enough! 

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Take a break when your baby wakes up for a nap and start again when she goes to bed. 


 Do the same thing for the other side.  Cut off any extra fabric on the inside.  Flip the right way and slide onto your cooler.  Done!

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I made the other one and it went even faster having done it once already.  I love how they turned out! 

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17 comments:

shelleystursma said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute! And you don't have to worry about sharp edges...bonus!

Jayda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is so awesome! I just got a sewing machine for my birthday, so I'm going to have to find a bunch of easy sewing projects like this. Pinning it, for sure :)

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are soooooo handy! LOVE this. So cute.

Jenn King said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great idea! And storage on the inside is a bonus!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is so clever! And they look great. Nice work, Katie!

Arlene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Pretty darn clever.

Arlene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Pretty darn clever.

Agnes Mayer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Very cute Katie!!!! Love it!!! Well done.

Agi:)

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Courtney Kassner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You're a genius. How do you make this look so easy!? Love how they turned out!

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Linnea said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Seriously so creative. I might have to try this for a foot rest for our patio.

Alana Christine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I wish I had an ounce of your creativity!

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Genius!! I can't wait to see the rest of the playroom! I love the colors!

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute!!!!

BOB542 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is a great idea - you're very clever :)

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love it! What a great idea!

Sarah Burton said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute! What a great idea!