Sunday, October 9, 2011

Coffee Table to Ottoman

I can’t believe that a year has passed since I told you about a coffee table that I was making over.  If you have never seen what happened to the table, be sure to check out this posting: 
For a long time I had the table sitting around awaiting its makeover.  Well, during my time of absence I DID complete a few projects.  This was one of them.  Let me share this little beauty’s transformation. 
This is what the original table looked like before it’s paint job…

Poor little thing… it was painted so perfectly, and then got all scratched up on the way back into the house…

First I gathered my supplies:  Padding, old plastic tablecloth (to be used for waterproofing just in case something spilled or I needed to clean the fabric), and decorative fabric.  I also had a staple gun, electric knife (yes, you read that correctly), glue gun, and some decorative cording.

I placed the padding on top of the table so I could cut it to the correct shape.  (The box of books on top of the table was just to hold the padding in place.)

I used the electric knife to cut the padding (it was really thick, so I found that the electric knife worked best.)

I then flipped the whole table over so I could staple the fabric to the underside of the top.  I put the plastic tablecloth between the fabric and the padding. 

Once I had secured all of the fabric to the table I covered up the staples and finished it off by hot gluing black cording around the entire table.

I reattached the hardware and TA DAAAAH… FINISHED!!!!  Oh baby… I love it!!!!

All that was left to do was to decorate the top of the table… errrrrr, OTTOMAN!!!  :-)

I LOVE my table.  Not to brag, but people can’t believe that I did it all by myself.  Not only does it look good, but it also gives us a nice cushioned place to prop up our feet after a long hard day!!

I would love to hear what you think… be sure to leave me a comment.  Oh, and while you’re at it, why don’tcha click that little button to your right and follow my blog!!!

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  1. OmiGOSH, this looks absolutely FABULOUS!! It's so professionally finished...LOVE the addition of the cording! KUDOS to YOU!

    Deborah ♥♥ (visiting happily from hope you'll drop by to say hi too...)

  2. Oh my goodness -- this is fantastic! I am definitely pinning this idea -- you did such a great job and what a great idea to put the plastic tablecloth in there in case of spills!!

  3. You did a great job on the ottoman! Love it! I'm a new follower, visiting from Coastal Charm!

  4. I love how this turned out! So beautiful!! I also stopped by to let you know that because I love your blog so much, I'm passing on the versatile blogger award to you! Come check out the rules on my site @
    XoXo! ;)

  5. Great've got guts :) Stop by for a blog visit!!

  6. This is a great transformation, and a great job! Where did you get the fabric? I really like it! I just graduated from Debbie's Newbie party & having my 1st Sunday's Best party, would you share?

  7. Oh wow - that looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  8. This is fabulous, Debbie..what a beautiful piece of furniture you have created. I love the fabric you have used...very elegant. The classic black is stunning. I am following you. Please join my followers list and grab a blog button as well. Hugs, Gayle.

  9. Debbie that is one awesome redo there! Looks fantastic. So glad you shared it with my newbie party.

  10. That is absolutely FABULOUS! I'm trying not to be extremely jealous! haha. I'd totally LOVE for you to share this over at Trash To Treasure Tuesdays on the Korner. Thanks!!

  11. What a wonderful job you did Debbie on turning your table into a gorgeous ottoman. Congrats. I have found and am following you through Debbie's Newbie Party and hope to spend lots more time visiting. Please follow me at my blog also. Would love to have you. Hugs, Chris

  12. Beautiful makeover! Love that it's a cushy place for your feet as well as a table now. Pretty vignette on top of it too. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party and would love it if you'd come and share something you made/did/bought sometime before blogging. Can't wait to see what you share at the party.

  13. what a fantastic transformation !


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