DIY Wine Box Ottoman

Did any of you attend the Sacred Heart Home Tour?  I posted about it here.  I did and it was AB FAB. You seriously need to go next year and check it out. There is so much holiday decorating inspiration in addition to ideas you can use year round.

Local Interior Designer Kerrie Kelly decorated a home on 42nd Street that was so elegant.  Working with a neutral monochromatic white palette, she added layers of texture and organic elements, such as burlap and wood and loads of greenery.

Here is a photo of one of the rooms in the 42nd Street house.

Kerrie Kelly 42nd Street

Image Credit:  Brian Kellog

Stunning right??

One unique accent they had in the home were wine box ottomans  similar to these from Layla Grayce, that were branded with the design firm logo.

Layla Grace Ottoman

Layla Grayce

 They even had a take-away card that showed you step-by-step how to create one of your own!



The ottoman from Layla Grayce will set you back $330.  So this DIY is definitely budget friendly.  You can use an actual wine box or use plywood as outlined below.

In case you missed it or cannot quite read the take-away card, here are the steps you need to follow:

1.  Cut plywood bottom to an 18 1/2″ square.  Cut 1″ x 6″ wood pieces to make a 20″ x 20″ square box using 3 per side.  Use corner posts and nails to hold box together around bottom square.  Cut 3/4″ holes for the rope handles.

2.  Stain wood to your desired color.

3.  Attach metal flashing on corners with rivets.

4.  Cut plywood top to 19 3/4″ square.  Use 2″ foam for top and wrap with fabric.  Secure with staple gun.  See here form more detail on how to attach fabric to an ottoman with a staple gun.  Attach cushion top to box with a piano hinge.

5.  Add a personal touch with a logo, monogram or stencil.

This ottoman has such a rustic vintage feel to it.  I love it.  I am going to try to convince my husband to try this with me and I will post the results!

To see more on local designer Kerrie Kelly, including her portfolio, head over here.  I sure hope she is on the tour next year!!


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