Ottoman makeover from old and busted to new colorful hotness #Do It Yourself#before and after#living room March 5 2013 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Those of you who have read the Offbeat Bride book may remember Joriel (an Offbeat Bride lab-rat). Joriel recently shared with us her awesome ottoman/toybox makeover. The top part of the ottoman bore the brunt of the problems. So she reupholstered the top and used fabric paint on the bottom. I went a little overboard making the seat cushy, so now it's a bit too tall. Also, the blue fabric paint didn't fully cover the old pattern on the bottom because I only had enough for one coat. But nobody can deny that it's an improvement! And it's very comfortable. I love the contrasting fabric ESPECIALLY when it's sitting on that awesome rainbow rug. By the way, we LOVE to see your makeover projects. Don't hold out on us now. Upload 'em to our Flickr Pool. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS We need to quit telling lies on Facebook NEXT My daughter wants a Doctor Who-themed Bat Mitzvah and we're lost: help us plan her party! Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.