Basset Hound Storage Seat

I love Target. There’s no denying it. The place is nothing less than ah-mazing.

Full of colorful patterns…yes.
On trend…always.
Affordable…my favorite part!

I won’t go into anymore of the mushy-gushy details of my not-so-secret love affair with this place, I’ll just show you one more reason why I can’t get enough of that red circle and dot!

Target Ottoman
Enter this $5 storage solution. I found this navy cushion for five bucks. Yes you read that right, a 5 spot bought me this cushion in the post back-to-school college dorm aisle. It was the perfect combination of cheap, functional and fashionable, so of course I scooped her up and brought her home.   
Target storage ottoman
The top of this little bin was removable and allowed for some secret storage. Double bonus. If you know anything about us rookies, you know that we love us some secret storage solutions.  
navy and blue living room
So I decided to place both of these five dollar treasures in my family room. Not only do they offer some secret storage, but they also double as some extra seating in the room. #doubleplay
Navy ottomans
I mean, how cozy are these puppies?
Navy storage seats
Put a lid on it and you can’t even tell what secrets are stuffed in each of them.
gray and blue family room
But wait, I wasn’t done with these just yet. I still wanted to add a little extra personality to these tiny treasures. Hmmmm…
basset hound coffee mug
That’s when I was inspired by this charmer. Matt has a basset hound that he absolutely adores, and I loved the idea (and opportunity) of adding a personal touch to the ottomans. I knew Matt would love this idea and in turn, I would love them even more! #compromise101 
how to iron onto fabric
Step 1: Trace your basset template (pic found on google image) off of your computer screen, just by taping a piece of paper on your screen and tracing away. Cut out your hush puppies. 
iron on template
Step 2: Using this tutorial, I attached interfacing to the white fabric and traced the template onto the wrong side of the fabric.  
Fabric and interfacing
Step 3: After cutting the fabric/interfacing combo, all I had to do was peel away the interfacing and iron on the puppy.
Iron on fabric
Step 4: Iron the fabric onto the middle of the ottoman…
dog silhouette outline
…and enjoy your hard work. 
iron on silhouette
If this isn’t puppy love, I just don’t know what is? 
Dog silhouette on fabric
Thanks to my happy place, I was able to steal $5 seats that have stolen my heart, added secret storage to our place, and scored me some major bonus points with the man. How do they do it?! 
Add silhouette to fabric
Navy Target Ottomans
Dog Silhouette Ottomans
To all of our dog lovers out there…. what do you think?!
Bridget DIY Playbook

  • Kellie Fife

    Where did you get your pillows for your couch? I love them!

  • Thanks Kellie! I find most of my pillows @HomeGoods. My rule is not to pay over 12 bucks for any one of them… it’s like my little pillow challenge. I guess restrictions like this are necessary for a pillow addict like myself.

  • Thanks @Kayla! I’ll definitely check it out, thanks for stopping =)

  • Lindsay

    Love this! Where is your coffee table from?

  • Thanks Lindsay! The table is from World Market =)