I just finished this cute little storage ottoman for my dorm, with some help from my Dad (he was afraid I was going to lose a few limbs using the saw...and maybe the drill). The buttons where a pain to get them all to the same depth and my less than stellar sewing skills show with the seam, but overall I'm really happy with it.
(the top and the pain in the butt buttons)
(erm...my "striaght and even" seam
(inside top, and my puppy)