Brooke from Inside Out Design is sharing how to turn an old coffee table into a tufted ottoman. It takes a little work, but transforming an old coffee table with some foam and fabric can make add a beautiful element to your existing living room space. I do have an old coffee table hanging out in the basement and Brooke’s tutorial is an inspiration!
Brooke’s coffee table is actually pretty cute with a painted stencil design but she felt the height was wrong for her couch, wanted to add a beautiful designer fabric to her living room (sometimes throw pillows aren’t the answer) and having a comfy place to prop feet is always a bonus. I know I’m always propping my feet up onto a glass coffee table and it’s not ever comfortable. ::envisions of basement coffee table with a new look and coffee foot prop::
To adjust the height, Brooke and her husband cut (and painted/distressed) the existing lets and reattached them.
Next, they added a frame so that it’d look more like an ottoman and less like a coffee table. The new wooden frame will support the new upholstery and hides the drawer.
A little math for spacing and a chalkline create a grid for drilling tufting holes…
You can get the full details at Inside Out Design:
Part 2 – Upholstered ottoman tufting tips
Another coffee table turned upholstered ottoman tutorial HERE.
and more DIY coffee table ideas.