industrial family room


‘Jaw Dropping’ was just to get your attention, but I am pretty pleased with how this pallet turned out, if I do say so myself. During my last Upholstery Bootcamp, Martha was just relaxing before her drive back home to Cincinnati. I showed her some fabric options for this pallet ottoman I was working on for Suddenly, I pulled out this crazy chartreuse linen looking fabric that I had found on a remnant table at Joann Fabric for only $5.99 a yard. It wasn’t even being sold as upholstery fabric, but apparel fabric wrapped around one of those flat pieces of cardboard! And get this-it’s lined!!! I always say, “When you know it, you know it!!” I knew this crazy color of green was just unusual enough to buy and Martha and I designed this ottoman right then and there. Since the fabric would be soooooo plain, we decided the smoke gray velvet buttons would add just the right amount of dressmaker detail, as well as the pimped out some Atomic legs with ivory and metallic chrome tips.

It looked good in my studio, but then, when I took it next door to my studio neighbor’s space—Well, see for yourself.

Go see the full tutorial over on

Since the pallet ottomans have been so popular, I’m teaching a Pallet Ottoman Studio Workshop where you’ll walk out with a finished, upholstered coffee table ottoman and the complete instructions and hands on experience of creating it right here at the ModHomeEc Studio.

Be sure to bring the right car!