Just a reminder, here's the before-beauty shot:
Luckily, my parents lent us some upholstery tools and one in particular came in handy. It helped us to shove the fabric into the little crevice between the ottoman and the legs.
The next step was to add our own trim to the ottoman. My mom kindly sewed the piping for us in another fabric of our choice. We stapled the piping around the bottom of the ottoman, so that it laid flat around the bottom, covering any wayward staples.
Because Nick wanted a completely finished look on the bottom, we stapled some extra burlap around the bottom, to cover any messiness.
Although the process was a little time intensive (it took 2 Christmas movies for us to finish it) we are so happy with the result. The ottoman is a good size and a fun change from our previous giant wood coffee table. It also makes the room seem bigger and more open. The big coffee table didn't leave us forever; it's currently residing in my parents home. Next project- to change up the couch pillows!
Shared at Thrifty Decor Chick.