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Vintage ottoman makeover with Pinty Plus

Vintage ottoman makeover

Recently I was given a lovely vintage ottoman. An ottoman is a piece of furniture consisting of a padded seat or bench, usually without a back or arms, which typically serves as a box. Ours has a hinged lid and is perfect for storing bedding and towels.

Our linen cupboard is overflowing so I thought this would be a great addition. It’s also quite slim so fits perfectly on our landing. The only problem was that it was dark brown with a stained fabric top. It was pretty horrible and definitely in need of some TLC. Here’s the before photograph of my vintage ottoman makeover:

Vintage ottoman makeover with Pinty Plus

I removed the trim and stained fabric from the top of the ottoman, then gave it a light sanding.

Vintage ottoman makeover with Pinty Plus

Although it looks like Lloyd Loom we found it had a Kraft label on the back.

vintage Kraft ottoman makeover

To transform it I used Pinty Plus Tech – Primer for Plastics and 2 x Pinty Plus Chalk Paint in Piedra Stone (CK791). Because it had been painted dark brown, and I wasn’t too sure what it was made of, I used the Pinty Plus Tech Primer for Plastics to cover over the colour.

Pinty Plus paint from Novasol

This was touch dry in about 20 minutes and I gave it another coat, inside as well as outside. Then I gave it two coats of the Pinty Plus Chalk Paint in Piedra Stone.


I’m thinking of covering the top in some Orla Kiely fabric from Dunelm Mill but I haven’t had a chance to pick any yet. So for now I’ve placed it back on the landing and filled it! Who knew I was that desperate for extra storage but I’ve used it to store the kids’ blankets. I’ll post an update when I’ve covered the top.

vintage ottoman makeover

You can buy Pinty Plus Chalk Paint through Novasol, their UK distributor.

Other makes using Pinty Plus Chalk Spray:

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Creating an Easter crate for kids using Pinty Plus Chalk Paint Spray in Mustard

How to make a Pez display case using Pinty Plus Chalk Paint Spray in Broken White

Handmade Valentine paper cut art using Pinty Plus Chalk Paint Spray in Red Velvet

Christmas Eve crate using Pinty Plus Chalk Paint Spray in Red Velvet

Upcycled pallet Christmas Tree using Pinty Plus Chalk Paint Spray in Vintage Olive


  • Reply
    Aunty caca
    September 21, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    what a transformation!! xx

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    Rebecca Smith
    September 23, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Wow, it looks absolutely fantastic – a complete transformation!

  • Reply
    September 24, 2017 at 12:42 am

    I love the fact that these can be used for dual purposes – as storage as well as for sitting on it. I’ve always been concerned of how much human weight can these work well with.

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