Vintage Crate Turned Rolling Ottoman
Hey guys, I am back today to do a DIY on a rolling ottoman I made a couple years back. Also you can see how I changed the casters to work better with our wooden floors.
I had to make more storage for smaller items in my living room, I had this vintage wooden crate that held some dog toys but I also needed a foot stool so I came up with the idea of adding a padded top and wheels to it, now it has a dual purpose.
|My vintage crate filled with dog toys|
My plan was to train my dogs that when they took their toys out that on command they would clean up! LOL yeah ok, what was I thinking.
Well I needed a foot stool for my small living room but did not have enough room for both. That is when I did some searching on rolling crates and thought of adding a top to use for a comfortable foot stool.
I started by cleaning out the toys and getting my supplies together.......
1. What ever crate you want to use, mine was a vintage milk crate.
2. Set of casters, at first I picked these smaller black ones but later changed them out for bigger clear ones (see pictures below). The bigger clear casters seemed to work better for our hardwood floors.
3. A board cut to fit the size top you want, mine was just a piece of scrap wood we had. (don't mind the writing on the top)
4. Set of screws and washers that you will attach the caster with. I got a size that would hold the casters securely but would not poke through the bottom of the crate. With a newer crate that is made with thinner wood they might poke through more.
5. A set of utility hinges. I picked a set of 2 but if you have 1 longer hinge that would work as well and would go the full length of the top
6. Foam padding cut to the size of the wooden top.
7. Fabric to cover the foam and wooden top. I used a thin painters tarp, it is still going strong today.
(about 2 years now)
8. Glue to attached the foam to the wood.
Now glue the foam padding to the top of the wooden board.
Lay out your fabric and cut to size, leaving a little extra that you can attached to the bottom of the wood.
Now attach the fabric using a heavy duty staple gun.
Now you can attach the casters and the hinges.........
Once that is all done you can flip it over and start to use it.........
Now here are some pictures of the ottoman today..........
|See the new wheel that we are now using on the crate.|
Well that is how I made my vintage crate into a rolling ottoman. I hope I was able to give you some inspiration if this is something that you want to try.
If you have any questions, need help or just want to say hello I would love to hear from you in the comments.
Have you tried something like this as well? I would love to hear about it.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have an awesome day...