Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DIY X-Leg Ottoman & the Look for Less Challenge!

Welcome! I'm so glad that you're here today because we have a big day. Today is the fourth round of The Look for Less Design Challenge with five other great bloggers. And this time, we want YOU to participate too! 

Look for Less Design Challengers FINAL

At the bottom of this post, we're asking for everyone to link up your Look for Less projects for a chance to win a $60 Target Giftcard! The link party is live from today through 7/30. The six hosts will choose their favorite Look for Less project and will appoint the winner next Friday.

Are you excited? Because we know that we are!!

So let's talk about this amazing ottoman we build, can we?

For this fourth round of the challenge, I knew I wanted a x-leg ottoman for my book nook in our new master bedroom. I chose to photograph the project downstairs where the light is better, but you get the idea.

Based off of this $650 designer inspiration, Justin and I brought this gorgeous thing to life in one weekend's worth of work and only $113.

DIY X-Leg Ottoman

To avoid a ridiculously long post, I'm going to share the awesome tutorial of how we Justin built this beauty tomorrow. So don't forget to come and and check out all of the details. He did awesome, and you're definitely going to want to see the details so you can build one yourself! 

How to build an X-Leg Ottoman

Cost breakdown: 
Wood: $68
Fabric: $25
Foam & Nail Trim: $20*
     *Using my 50% coupons at JoAnn! 

Look for Less DIY X Leg Ottoman

Want more Look for Less inspiration? Check out these amazing projects from the other five hosts of the Look for Less Design Challenge. And don't forget to link up your L4L project below for a chance to win a $60 Target Giftcard!

Look for Less Giftcard Giveaway
Pottery Barn Inspired Mirror | Absolutely Arkansas
Kylie from Absolutely Arkansas DIY'ed this Pottery Barn Inspired Mirror for only $16. Saywhat?!?!
Henna Monogram Letter | Like a Saturday
Rachel from Like a Saturday DIY'ed this beautiful Henna Monogramed Letter. Just beautiful. 
DIY Rope Tray | Kitchen Table Art
Gracie from Kitchen Table Art is making me jealous with this beautiful Pottery Barn Inspired Round Tray
DIY Ribbon Trimmed Roman Shade | Life.Love.Larson
Andrea from Life.Love.Larson DIY'ed these beautiful Ribbon Trimmed Roman Shades. So elegant! 
DIY Outdoor Couch | Life on Virginia Street
And Sarah from Life on Virginia Street is reading my mind with this awesome DIY Outdoor Couch

AMAZING projects, right? I swear, these girls are so freaking talented, it humbles me. 

But now we want to see what y'all got! Show us your best Look for Less project in the link party between now and 7/30. The six hosts and I will vote for our favorite L4L project that was linked up to win a $60 Target Giftcard! The big winner will be announced next Friday. 

The Rules? They're simple!

  1. Follow each challenge host somehow; any way is fine!
  2. Link your Look for Less project below.
  3. Make sure your post has an image or link of your designer inspiration.
  4. By entering a link, you're giving us permission to feature an image on our blogs
  5. By entering a link, you're entering yourself in the Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Linking up to:  Motivate Me Monday,  Monday FundayThat DIY PartyTuesdays at Our HomeRemodelaholicTime to Sparkle,  Work It WednesdaySunday BestInspire Me Please Creativity UnleashedThe Humble BragFriday Flash BlogLovely Ladies Linky,  Wow Us Wednesday, Making MondayBefore and Afters, Wow Me Wednesday,  Inspiration Gallery,  Feathered Nest Friday,  The Party Bunch, Link it or Lump it,  Frugal Crafty Home PartyIt's a PartyWorthwhile Wednesday'sThe MakersDo Tell TuesdaysThursday StyleLink'n Blogs,  


  1. I love it! I can't wait to see your tutorial!

  2. that is so good! i love how it connects on the bottom, i think sometimes they are just the side "x"s and i like this extra support piece.

  3. I think I like your version better! Your edges are stunning, I can't wait to see how y'all put this together!

  4. Love the projects you all shared! Thanks for hosting this fun linkup!

  5. I like your version better because of the studs. It's beautiful. I love that touch on furniture, especially with leather. I can't wait for the tutorial. :D

    ~ Robin

  6. This looks awesome! I love that it's white and bright. I'm off to check out those roman shades, my kitchen window blinds me and this would be perfect.

    Thanks for the awesome challenge!

  7. I can't believe how gorgeous this turned out! Absolutely beautiful! I want like 10 all over the house. Seriously, I can think of 10 different places it would look so awesome!


  8. Looks so great! Love the classic lines and look of an x-bench! You and your hubby are super talented!!

  9. Thanks so much for the invite to join your party! I love how your ottoman turned out . . . looks even better than the inspiration. What an awesome recreation!

  10. This is so fun...All the projects are Amazing! Thanks so much for inviting me to join in your party!

  11. You all are TOO too sweet. Thanks for the kind words, and for linking up to the challenge!

  12. Looks great Kayla! I am obsessed with x-leg benches...I may have to give this a try!

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  14. Your x-base ottoman is FANTASTIC! I love it! I've been completely out of pocket lately, so I must have missed this when you first posted it - thanks so much for reminding me about the challenge! :)

  15. Love this bench, it's more attractive than the original! BUT, I can't seem to find the tutorial?? Can you HELP ?