How to turn a Coffee Table Into Upholstered Ottoman
During garage sale season I was in search of a coffee table that I could turn into an ottoman, and it seemed like at every garage sale I went to I would find one I loved, even cheaper than the last. Actually I paid $10 for the first one, and $1 a piece for the next three. So by mid July I had 4 coffee tables all sitting in the garage, waiting for some love. (I actually bought a 5th today that I just couldn’t pass up for .50 cents!)
In the end I chose this one (and placed the others randomly throughout the house). It started out a bit rough, but I loved the tapered mid-century legs.
After some Orange-Glo and scrubbing it was actually looking like a pretty respectable table, but my mind was made up on turning this one into an ottoman/bench.
So I ordered this fabric, asked begged my mom to purchase and bring me some 3″ foam (believe it or not there is not one craft store within 90 miles!), and went to town upholstering this bad boy.
Then I realized that this basket I had fit perfectly on the bottom shelf. Currently it is holding the last 4 months worth of magazines that I haven’t had a chance to read.
Because we don’t have an entryway at the front door the bench works perfectly as a spot to sit and take off your shoes, while it can also be a coffee table for the living room, and it is an end table for the couch.
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