Every magazine I get these days is peppered with gorgeous poufs! The only problem is, my budget doesn't quite afford me the opportunity to purchase one. So, naturally I decided to make one. M has had this disgusting foam block he has had forever, and he refused to get rid of it because he loves the way it feels under his feet. Clearly we have different opinions on what's more important: form or function. So, we compromised to save our relationship.
1 Yard of Fabric or 1.5 to be safe (This navajo-inspired fabric is from Home Fabrics and Trims in downtown LA. You will need to call 213.689.9600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order the fabric. The fabric is called Kilim color: black and is $24.95/yd )
IKEA cube/footstool (Mine was an older version that was rectangular … they may still have them … you just might need to search more than I had the effort to tonight … lol!)
Sew on zipper according to the instructions on Make It & Love It, except keep zipper open when sewing. The fabric was about $25, and the cube was about $15, so the total cost for this project was $40 … WAY cheaper than the ones I have seen in magazines and totally customized to fit my family room!