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DIY Sisal Ottoman Made From A Tire

This is one of those DIY projects that made my jaw fall open in amazement.  Seriously.  Nikki from That Was A What?!  made a sisal-looking ottoman from an old tire and several bags of manila rope.  It sounds crazy, but the result is pretty amazing!

Isn’t that incredible?!  It looks like an expensive sisal ottoman to me.  But I promise, it started out looking like this…

I’ve seen people upcycle tires into some pretty creative things (garden beds and such), but this one definitely takes the cake!

To see the whole process of turning a tire into a sisal-look ottoman, head over to That Was A What?!

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    Matthew Iacopelli - HLM Interior Design
    August 22, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I what a great use for an old tire. No would ever know that ottoman was a tire unless you told them. I looks amazing. What a transformation.

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    the cape on the corner
    August 22, 2012 at 11:04 am

    wow! that is truly amazing!

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    Anne @diy projects
    August 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I’ve never seen a tyre used in this way in my life! It’s fantastic. She’s extremely talented. I couldn’t do that in a year!

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    August 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Wow! Never would have guessed that was a tire – amazing!!

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    Tonya D
    August 23, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Very cool! I wonder if the chairs are also “an old something else”!

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    August 23, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I love it! So gorgeous!!


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    Robin Wade Furniture
    August 25, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    I really appreciate natural, real, unadorned but with a touch of modern architecture design. You showed here an amazing master piece. I gravitate toward unique, one of a kind works of art.

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    August 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    This is the most awesome upcyle ever – as in I am in awe. This is the reason I read blogs. One post like this will keep me wading through all the posts where someone just repaints a piece of furniture.

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    August 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    This is ah—mazing. I am totally inspired!! However, there directions are no longer on her website. Do you have them? I would l-o-v-e a copy…please, oh please!!

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    August 30, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    oops…meant to write “the directions (not there)” – typing too fast!! 🙂

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      October 13, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      You have to pay for the directions now.

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