I love to upcycle and came up with a plan! I decided that the best option was instead of making or buying an Ottoman, I would use the foam from the Beddinge mattresses and create stackable floor cushions. This way, whomever was using them could decide on the staking height, and they could also be used as single cushions if we wanted to sit on the ground with them. The foam was still in very good condition and had enough firmness for this project.
I started with the inner structure of something like this:
I found some chenille upholstery fabric I liked and drafted a pattern to make removable covers for the cushions. I put in invisible zippers along the side which were 25", longer than the length or width of the cushion.
I basically had to go with what I found in regards to the zippers but in hindsight I should have made it my mission to find matching zippers longer than this to make things much easier for myself. It is snug getting the covers over the cushions through the zippered opening! Overall, I am quite happy with how this project turned out and I was very glad to have been able to recycle such a large part of an old piece of furniture.
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