Ultra Ottoman: Multi-Tasking Shoe Storage

shoe storage ottoman

Ottoman Shoe Storage Unveiled

As promised I wanted to give you the “skinny” on the petite storage ottoman I ordered last week from wayfair.com. I was absolutely impressed with its fabric quality and sturdiness of construction, not to mention the $149 price tag (with free 2-day shipping).

DIY Shoe storage ottoman


• Cut sections of a hanging fabric shoe pocket organizer to fit the inside perimeter of the ottoman. At every second pocket, attach with upholstery tacks to the inside of the ottoman.* By leaving two pockets free, you create an extra slot to hold magazines or purses. There’s even enough room in the middle to store a throw.

DIY Shoe and Magazine Storage Ottoman


Here’s what I wished I knew before I started poking holes into the interior. It is actually made of a hard, very dense chipboard and not wood. After a little tugging, the tacks started to become loose. I glued the tacks in place so problem is solved. *If I were to do it again, I would just use adhesive Velcro all around to attach the pocket liner. That way the liner could be removed if I needed to clean it.

Overall, I am very happy with my ultra, triple-duty ottoman. It sure packs a storage punch in just 21” of space.