One Room Challenge Family Room Week 4

It’s that time of the week, family room makeover progress update. If this is your first time visiting, welcome to my little space of the blog world. In case you missed any of the previous weeks click on the below links to see those posts.

Week One / Week Two / Week Three

This has been one of the rooms in our home that hasn’t been completely made over the way I wanted in many years. I have been doing little things here and there to get by but it just never felt like us. I tried using more color than I’m comfortable with but I was never pleased. Like that time I tried a modern rug and painted the coffee table pink. Those two items lasted about 6 months…

Once we completed our fireplace makeover I knew I was on the right track!

One Room Challenge Family Room Week 4

This week I started on a few fabric projects. I recovered my ottoman and a small stool that were already in the room. It’s amazing what new fabric can do for a space. This is a great way to save on costs as well.

I replaced the chair in this room because I found a great buy on Overstock that cost me less than reupholstering my previous chair. The ottoman though was more cost effective to recover with new fabric.

The fabric choices for this space have been some of my favorite finds. Unfortunately, it will be very hard for me to find sources to share for most of my fabrics. There is a monthly local fabric warehouse sale that my sister and I like to hit up. Lots of times the fabrics I grab are already cut pieces of a yard or two and there is no manufacturer listed.

One Room Challenge Fabric choices

This is one of the easier projects as far as steps. The hardest part is making sure to keep your fabric lined up and pulled tight while you staple. I have a tutorial for how to recover kitchen chairs and it is the same process as here.

TOOLS you will need for this PROJECT:

Staple Gun



Fabric Scissors

One Room Challenge Ottoman Makeover

Many times I will add fabric over the top of what is already there if the fabric isn’t very thick. This black and white fabric is really thick so I went to work with pulling out staples. Let me give props here to my sister who sat around and helped me.

DIY Ottoman Makeover One Room Challenge

One Room Challenge Ottoman Project

Here is a close up of the corner and where your patience may be tested. You can see from the photo, I tuck the middle in flat, then fold the outer edged over it. Sort of like gift wrapping.

One Room Challenge Ottoman Makeover Detalils

Family Room Makeover for the Fall 2016 One Room Challenge / Ottoman Makeover

I am pleased with how the room is coming together and I adore the new look on the ottoman.

I would love it if you would pin the below photo to one of your favorite boards. This helps me grow my blog and it lets you save the photo for reference later. One Room Challenge Family Room Ottoman Makeover

Here are my two past One Room Challenge Spaces:

Shed Makeover Spring 2016

Shed Makeover Room Reveal

Kitchen Makeover Spring 2015

Kitchen Makeover Reveal for One Room Challenge including planked walls

Beverage Bar Spring 2015

How to build a Beverage Bar- Coffee Station- Built from Closet space

Be sure to see all of the other rooms linking up to the One Room Challenge today.




  1. I absolutely love the ottoman now – the fabric is fantastic and I think it turned out beautifully!! LOVE the chair too! Great updated look. Is that the rug that you finally decided on? It looks beautiful on those closeup pictures, hopefully we will get to see more pics of the entire rug – I think it is a great choice! Wonderful job!!!

  2. What great fabric finds! The ottoman is gorgeous now!

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