7.08.2012

A coffee table becomes an ottoman

I seriously love this make over and I am considering keeping it.

I started with a $20 coffee table that I bought from Kijiji.  It is a Kroehler and has great bones. It’s also in great condition.  With the addition of some foam, batting and fabric, it’s now a gorgeous ottoman.

Coffee table becomes an ottoman at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com

Here is the table and the steps I took to make it over.

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The nice thing about the overhang is that I didn’t have to damage the top to make this, so it can easily go back to the way it was.

I played around with the idea of tufting it, but really didn’t want to destroy the top.  The size is 36” x 36”. 
I used foam that was left over when I made new cushions for my patio set. I had to get creative with the cutting as I didn’t have one piece big enough for the entire thing.

Coffee table becomes and ottoman at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com

I added two layers of batting to make it nice and soft.

Coffee table becomes and ottoman at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com

The fabric that I originally wanted to use was a little too small, so I had to go to the fabric store. Lucky for me, the fabric was 50% off and I bought just enough to cover this, for $9.90.   I toyed with the idea of painting the table before I even saw it, but I like the colour.  I chose a very traditional fabric to work with the traditional style of the table.

Coffee table becomes and ottoman at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com

I have to buy some gimp to go around the bottom to hide the staples, but otherwise I’m done.

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20 comments:

  1. Looks fab! Gotta love upcycling!

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  2. I love that table and your transformation is fantastic! I'm so glad you kept the top nice, too. I'd be keeping that one Mel!

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  3. Oh, I would be keeping that. I LOVE the fabric you picked!

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  4. Wow! This looks great! I love how you pieced together all of the foam to create a seamless look. You did an amazing job!

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  5. I love this! Beautiful fabric choice.

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  6. This is so beautiful!!! I LOVE the fabric!!! What a fantastic transformation!!

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  7. I'd for sure be keeping it! I love that fabric and it looks great with the wood color. Great job Mel!

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  8. Thanks for sharing ! Well done

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  9. i love how this looks! did you staple the material to the underside of the over hang? and what is gimp?

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  10. So inspiring! I have a round pedestal coffee table that needs refinishing on the top. I think I may give this a try. Did you glue the foam to the coffee table top?

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  11. I recently found your blog and I love it! What you do is great and I really love the Ottoman. Now I'm looking for a coffee-table too.

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  12. I was JUST talking about doing this last night with my mother. She decided she would rather have an ottoman type coffe table than a traditional one. Now, I have a great inspiration!

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  13. That looks beautiful! I just recently did one of my own, it was in bad shape so I didn't mind drilling in the top for the tufts.
    Great work!

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  14. I love your table turned ottoman! I even recognize that fabric from some swatches that I got once before. Thank you for letting me know about the "no-reply comment blogger!"

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  15. that was such a great table for this! it looks awesome! and comfy!

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  16. Just wonderful-- & I love your blog! So glad I stumbled across it today--

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  17. Love the fabric! Looks so expensive!

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  18. Love this idea! It looks great and comfortable- nothing like some extra seating in the living room.

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  19. Love it! Featured this on my blog but honestly had a hard time decided which project to feature. My new favourite internet stop.
    Cheers
    Cheryl
    http://www.thediyadventures.com

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  20. GREAT JOB Mel! Love the fabric too!

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