Coming up on this episode of Designed to the Nines… if you want to see how I take this tire and turn it into a Functional working piece of furniture then stay tuned Welcome to Designed to the Nines, I’m NataLee Callahan and if this is the first time we’re meeting and you enjoy tutorials about DIY decor and really all things home related then I’d ask you to consider subscribing to my channel below and turning the Notifications on because I bring you weekly tutorials on these topics, and I’d hate for you to miss a thing now Today’s episode is an extra episode because I have been asked to participate in a collaboration with some amazing and talented women and we have been asked to Upcycle a piece of trash and it’s called using trash to create treasures and I was asked to do this by Casey from coffee with my sunshine and she’s the creator of this collaboration She has an amazing channel. And then also participating in this challenge is Yami from the Latina next door. I love her channel I love participating in her look for less challenge She’s got a lot of amazing ideas as well as Katy Leanne and clan She’s also got an amazing channel, and then there’s kristin kay and she does amazing dollar tree decor pieces She’s so much fun to watch and then there’s Cuban curlzz with Marta She is a spunky lady and she’s got a lot of fun DIY projects as well and then measure and mix with Jessica She is so much fun to watch as well has so many wonderful ideas So I know that you guys are really going to enjoy all of the tutorials on this collaboration So I’m excited. So I’m just wondering if you’ve noticed this giant elephant in the room It’s hard to miss my trash to treasure is I am going to be converting this Old tire that would be on its way to the landfill into a functioning piece of furniture and we’re actually going to be turning this into an ottoman and I am so excited to do this because you know How many times do we have a tire sitting around? Garage kicking around taking up space if you don’t already have a tire in your garage. You could totally just ask around Somebody will be happy to give you a free tire. So let’s start let’s do it. Okay So for the first part we need to put a top and a bottom on this tire So it has some stability so it can actually hold something in the middle of it without caving in and so I picked up this piece of lumber at Home Depot for $4 and we should be able to get the top and bottom out of it If you had a bigger tire, you might need a little bit bigger piece of wood But you can use anything any scrap wood You can get your hands on that’s in a sheet form. And what we’re going to need to do is Make a circle. And so the easiest way to do that is to find Center All right, so we’re basically going to be using this entire piece of wood We need to be very careful in our measurements because we don’t really have a lot to spare We need to find the center x marks the spot Then we’re going to take a nail put it on the center of that Tap it in just a little bit Slipknot that on there and then we need to take some sort of writing utensil and We’re going to just tie it so it hits the edge here and in theory, we should be able to do a circle Okay, so I have a jigsaw here and we are going to cut out the circle that we just traced and Honestly best practice would be a much sturdier table than mine but I do have it clamped down and we’re going to just be a little careful here and we are just going to Cut the circle out It’s a little humid outside so I brought the party inside We do this we kind of go in and out. It’s just how we roll here Anyways, so we’ve got our top and our bottom cut out of the wood and now we need to adhere it I have some leftover liquid nails from my project from yesterday. It’s a DIY mirrored nightstand and if you haven’t seen that yet, you’re definitely gonna want to check it out at some point Because it’s really fun. I think you’ll really enjoy it. And so what we’re going to do is we’re just gonna Squeeze some of this liquid nails this will just help Everything kind of stay into place We are gonna Put this right on top It’s not gonna be perfect to cut with the jigsaw. And so there’s just gonna be some waviness and I thought that was okay I’m gonna screw it down just for added measure Now I flipped it over and we’re gonna do the same thing on the bottom side so that we Will have a place to screw in some feet I’m going to be wrapping rope around the entirety of the tire and the top and then we’ll put on some feet to make an ottoman So I got this rope. It’s about 50 feet of rope. It’s a half-inch thick and I really liked it And it was really the best Price that I could find and it also had the look that I liked and I got it at Michael’s it was regularly 16.99 and I used a 50% off coupon. You always have to use a 50% off or 40% off coupon Michael’s always has one so I got this rope half off making it $8.50 for 50 feet So what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna start right in the center and x marks the spot We still have that from when we did our circle earlier. I’m going to use a mixture of liquid nails and some hot glue the hot glue kind of has more of an Immediate contact and the liquid nails will be way more durable. I’ve actually seen some of these rope Ottomans before And one of the problems with them is the rope unravels and we’re going to prevent that because I’ve got a trick to show you what we’re going to do is we can see that it’s Wound this way and we are going to create lashing what you need to do is create a loop like this and Then we are going to line it up Like so and then we are going to wind in the opposite direction and we’re going to do about three or four loops and make sure they’re kind of snug and then when you get those three or four loops, what you’re going to do is I’ve just started and made like a tight coil, and we’ve already got where x marks the spot So I’m going to start by doing some hot glue And I’m just going to be very generous there and then I’m also going to put some Construction adhesive Because that’s going to hold up better over time make sure That that’s nice and center And then all we’re going to do is just keep doing this all the way around You just want to make sure you get it really nice and tight Together you don’t want any gaps This is gonna be a little bit time-consuming, so we’re in it for the long haul We’ve made good progress it’s looking really good And now I’m at a place where I need to transition from the wood to the tire so the idea is to try to kind of make this transition as seamless and unnoticeable as possible Okay, so what we’re going to be using for the feet of our Ottoman these are actually just some finials that I got at Home Depot for $3.98 apiece and I like them because they were a little bit chunkier. They had a flat bottom and I just thought that they would be the perfect height and everything about it worked and the price was right So what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna stain them right now So I’m just using the same Kona gel stain that I’ve used for my outdoor tuna can chandelier That was another trusted treasure And then I used it on my bench. I Have hardly made a dent on it and so I’m going to use it on this as well and it’s in like a nice dark chocolate, which will actually Contrast next to the rope really well Yeah, that looks so good, I love it Patience is going to be a virtue in this project now It’s time to attach our feet and a kind of marked where I want them I’ve kind of evenly spaced them out and now we’re going to pre-drill for the feet and Then we’re just going to twist them right into place And again, these are just fence finials You could use actual furniture feet, but I found them pretty pricey and these were smooth and perfect for what we’re doing If you’ve been watching my channel for a while you may recognize this lazy susan tray It’s a Pottery Barn knockoff. And if you’d like to see the episode, I’m gonna put the link up in the corner Alright, we have worked so hard today I’m thrilled with how this turned out now you could get a similar table at Pottery Barn for around $300 or you could repurpose an old tire feel good about yourself that you’ve done something good for the environment And proud that you worked so hard and built this yourself It’s beautiful. I’m proud of it And I know that I’m gonna get use out of this for years and years to come I can use it outdoors. I could use it indoors Let me know in the comment section below if you want to see me do something a little bit more glamorous or something a little Less rustic because I have another tire and if you let me know in the comments section below That you’d like to see that I’d love to do it again and make it a little different this time Thank you so much to Casey from coffee with my sunshine for inviting me to participate in this challenge It was a blast. I had so much fun doing it. I really enjoyed thinking outside the box. I’m a little thirsty. So I’m gonna sip some lemonade, but if you haven’t already done so consider subscribing to my channel below and turning the Notifications on because I bring you weekly tutorials on all things to do at the home and I would love it if you joined me Thank you so much for watching today. I hope you enjoyed it. I hope you learned something Until next time I’ll see you soon Bye!