A lot of us have old ottomans with storage at our homes. These ottomans usually have hidden storage compartment so they are very practical. The worst thing about them is that these ottomans usually aren’t very cute. Cathie and Steve have showed how to decorate such ottoman using Simply Screen products. The basic idea is to transfer a cute pattern on such ottoman using a special paint. So besides the ottoman itself and several Simply Screen products you’ll need an iron and a cloth press.
The whole process is quite simple. Position one stencil on the corner of your storage ottoman. Squeeze a long thick bead of paint across the top of the stencil. Using your squeegee at a 45 degree angle and even pressure, pull a thin coat of paint down the stencil until the entire template is covered. Peel the stencil to reveal your design. Wash the stencil with cold water. Allow the design to dry for 24 hours. Heat set with an iron, no steam, cotton setting. Use a pressing cloth. Iron for 30 seconds.
If your ottoman is really ugly you can change its upholstery before starting the project.