DIY Kit: Ottoman

Updated: May 9


Turn your Scoop Sofa into a sectional or add a footrest to your Scoop Armchair with an Ottoman. To purchase this DIY Kit, please click here. You can also order the assembled version from the same link. Let's get started with assembly.

Your kit includes everything you see in the above picture.

-base

-2 short sides

-2 long sides


You will need to supply the following items:

-craft glue

-spray paint and/or stains in colors of your choice

-cushions (I'll give you suggestions for how to make your own)

If you plan to stain the ottoman., you'll need to sand off the burned edges and stain before assembly. Apply glue to 2 opposite edges of the base and attach the 2 shorter sides. If you don't plan to make a cushion, you can glue the base to the top of the sides. If you plan to add a cushion, attach the base to the bottom of the sides like you see in the photo. Apply glue to the opposite edges and attach the 2 long sides. Allow the glue to dry completely.

If you plan to paint the ottoman, now is the time to do it. I prop mine up on a plastic cup and spray paint the underside first. After doing 2-3 coats and allowing the ottoman to completely dry, turn the ottoman over and apply a couple coats of spray paint to the top. Allow the ottoman to completely dry before adding a cushion.

You have lots of options for creating a cushion depending on the level of difficulty. For the base of the cushions, you can use foam board, which can be cut with an exacto knife. Cut the cushion base slightly smaller than you need it to give the fabric room around the edges. You can add batting for extra cushion and cover everything with a fabric of your choice. If you don't want to purchase fabric, you can always just use an old undershirt or fabric from a shirt that doesn't fit anymore. You can use fabric glue or tape to attach the fabric to the foam board. To read my tutorial on how to make no sew cushions, click here.

Make sure to tag me on Instagram @mini.adventures.co to show me how you customized your scoop sofa and armchair.