Doggie Ottoman

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April 30, 2021

A dog sitting on top of the new ottoman.Our dog needed her own little couch to sleep on, so we made this doggie ottoman so she could have her own spot.


Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

Yield: 1


  • end table
  • upholstery fabric
  • foam
  • buttons to cover
  • glue
  • upholstery thread
  • staple gun
  • scissors
  • masonite or thin wood
  • upholstery needle


  1. Using an end table, measure the top and cut a piece of masonite or thin wood to fit the top of the table. Cut foam to same size. (I had some foam on hand which I glued together with a hot glue gun.) Measure fabric and add 6 to 8 inches around the sides of the board to allow for tucking under when it is time to staple to board.
  2. The original table that is being converted.
    Cutting a board to the right size.
    Cutting foam to size.
    The two pieces of foam for the top.
    A piece of fabric for the top
  3. Drill two holes in board spaced where you want to put the buttons.
  4. Drilling holes in the piece of wood.
    The board with holes drilled.
  5. Cover buttons with fabric scraps by cutting a circle larger than the button. Place button in center of wrong side of fabric circle. Clip around the diameter of the circle. Glue and let dry.
  6. A piece of fabric to cover a button.
    The covered button.
    A row of fabric covered buttons.

  7. Layer foam on board with fabric underneath.Using an upholstery needle and double threading the upholstery thread, thread through needle and insert through holes of board coming out the other side. Separate the double strands and put each strand through hole in board. Use square knots to tighten into place--three to four square knots. Using a staple gun, staple around perimeter of the board. Place on top of end table. This is a removable doggie ottoman!
  8. Attaching the buttons to the fabric.
    Attaching the buttons to the fabric.
    Attaching the buttons to the fabric.
    Attaching the buttons to the fabric.
    Attaching the buttons to the fabric.
    Attaching the buttons to the fabric.
    Attaching the buttons to the fabric.
    attaching the fabric to the top.
    A dog sitting on top of the new ottoman.
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