Welcome to Angela again! I’m so excited and honored to have her as a contributor! This post is great because you even get a sneak peek into her amazing home. (I think she needs to do a home tour at some point, don’t you?) I can’t wait to see how she turned this Ikea Solsta Pallbo Footsrool into a STORAGE OTTOMAN! Awesome, right?! And now I will turn the time over to Angela….
When I originally bought the IKEA Solsta Pallbo footstools I had every intention of keeping them as footstools. As I was assembling them, I soon realized how easy it would to make them storage ottomans. What you don’t see before you purchase these footstools is that there are two pieces that actually make up this footstool, the base and the padded foam top. This $15 footstool comes with almost everything you need to make it into a great little storage space. With the addition of some cute fabric you are on your way to having a cute custom storage ottoman.
What I love about turning this footstool into a storage ottoman is that it comes with the foam pad. I have seen a lot of awesome IKEA Lack tables turned into ottomans, but you still have to go out and buy the foam padding for the top. Foam can get expensive! I love that I only spent $15 on this footstool and it came with almost everything that I needed to turn it into a great storage space.
Are you wondering how to do this? Let’s get started…
- IKEA Solsta Pallbo Footstool
- 1 1/2 yards 60 inch wide upholstery fabric (Ideally you can find a 60 inch wide upholstery fabric that you love for this project. If not, you will just need to sew two pieces of fabric together to get 60 inches which may require purchasing more fabric.)
- 14 inch x 14 inch piece of particle board
- Staple gun/Staples
- Sewing Machine
For the top, start with a 22 inch by 22 inch cut of fabric. Then cut 7 inch by 7 inch squares from each corner. Then from each corner measure 2 inches down and 2 inches over, and then cut at an angle.
Next, you need to head to your sewing machine. Starting with the base piece…
1. Hem the bottom of your fabric.
2. With right sides facing, sew up the side seam.
3. Sew together all four of your triangle cuts together.