I Made Ottomans!

Ottomans always come in handy as they can serve many purposes and can be tucked into just about any corner of the house. The origin of the ottoman is uncertain, (No, I’m not referring to Suleiman the Great, I’m talking about the footstool here)  It is believed that the idea was brought to Europe from Egypt by the returning french who, under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte, invaded Egypt in 1798.  Egypt was then part of the Turkish Ottoman empire and so these nifty little uhpolstered tuffets came to be known as ottomans. Now that we’ve gotten the history lesson out of the way, I want to share the how-to’s of a couple of Ottomans that I made earlier this year. Continue reading