Before: After: Even practical items of furniture, that are used day in day out can benefit from some love and tlc. Take this rather neglected ottoman for example, an important workhorse, in constant use, but often overlooked when it comes to refreshing the decor. However, after digging out and sewing together, those off cuts of fabric that we all collect over time, reusing some foam from an old mattress topper as padding and forming a new handle from the leftovers, it was starting to come to life. A re-spray and a smart new set of legs completed the transformation. It can now take pride of place, ready to give many more years of service.