Few things are more relaxing than kicking your feet up after a long day on the job. Pair that with a refreshing drink and you've got your happy place. I pity the person who tries to get me to do something after I've settled in for the evening -- they're fighting an uphill battle.
But if you don't have a coffee table that's the perfect height, or your couch just isn't cutting it, this homemade piece of furniture will surely do the trick. Not only will you be recycling an old item that you would otherwise toss in the trash, you'll also save money on a new footrest, and reach ultimate relaxation. Get ready for this...
Take an old tire, some rope, two pieces of wood cut in circles, a glue gun, a drill, some screws, and some sealant...
And get to work.
You'll want to clean your tire if it's used. Then, place the wood on the top and bottom. Drill holes in three places...
And secure the wood to the rubber with screws.
Find the center and start gluing the rope.
Spiral the strand, gluing as you go.
When you get to the edge of the wood and tire, try to make the transition as seamless as possible.
Flip the tire and continue gluing as you place the rope.
When you hit the bottom piece of wood, cut the rope off.
This will be facedown, so no one will see it.
For the finishing touch, paint some sealant on the rope. Once it dries, give it a second coat.
And there you have it...a homemade nautical ottoman!
(via Litte Things)
Who knew a tire could be this chic? The best part is, you don't have to worry about getting it dirty!