This week's challenge was so much fun. I have this large coffee table that has a top that lifts up and after 6 years, 2 kids, and 5 moves the table has seen better days. The top is warped and splitting and there are lots of scratches. So I had two options: refinish it or make it into an ottoman. Enter American Crafter. The hardware store inspiration was the perfect platform to take my idea and make it happen. I started with a piece of plywood from the hardware store and a non-slip rug mat (to protect the table top). I also used a few key tools from the hardware store like an electric drill and staple gun. I didn't want to drill directly into the table top so I used the plywood. I drilled 18 holes in the plywood for the buttons. Then I laid down the supplies in this order: fabric, batting, padding, and plywood. Next was the process of placing the buttons starting from the fabric and going all the way through the plywood hole and then back down through the fabric where I secured the button in place. Once all the buttons were in place I pulled the fabric tight around the bottom of the table top and stapled it underneath. I finished off the table by lining the drawers with a grey polka dot fabric.
I love how it turned out. The tuffing was a great learning project and now the table is multifunctional as a table, storage unit, and extra seating when we have a group of people over. A great addition to our home.