Hi! Do you ever have a “mega” day where you get more done than you ever thought possible. I had one of those yesterday. It was great but I must admit I probably won’t be productive for the rest of the week. Today I thought I would show you how I added wheels to the ottoman in our living room. We move this often so I thought it might be nice not to have to drag it across the floor. I have been thinking about this for a while but was not sure how to go about it. I have some antique wheels I removed from a cedar chest a while back. As you can see the wheels don’t screw on.
The pressure of the furniture holds them in place. I did need to drill a hole in the leg of the ottoman. I was surprised to find this very large hole when I removed the plastic “things” from the bottom of the legs.
I still needed to drill a hole because the existing holes were not deep enough. I was not sure it would work, but it did. I did add some putty around the rods of the wheels so they would not wiggle in the bigger hole. (Sorry about the blurry pic)
So far, so good. It should be easier to move the ottoman around now. NOTE: I must tell you though, it does not move as easy as I hoped. I forgot that these wheels do not move like new ones.
They sort of have to be all facing the same direct to get it to move smoothly. I still am glad I gave it a try. I like how the older wheels look on the piece. New ones would have shown too much for me. Have a great day. Be back soon to share more of the “mega” day. Thanks,