Friday, March 9, 2012

Coffee Table to Tuffed Ottoman

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.

7 comments:

4you-withlove said...

Love this transformation...good luck with American Crafters!

Tina said...

Fantastic project! I love the fabric you chose. Good luck...oh, and I voted for your project!

4you-withlove said...

Congrats on making it to round 2! I just gave you a shoutout. Good luck!

http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2012/03/american-crafter-round-2.html
Marilyn

Jolie said...

clever clever clever! What a neat idea - and I love the execution!

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this!
http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

This project turned out great! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday. www.bearrabbitbear.com

Katie Adams said...

Fabulous furniture redo and I love the fabric you chose for the top! Thanks so much for sharing with the Crafty Blog Stalker!

http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/