This months’s hobby (or as what my husband say, obsession) is redecorating our living room. When we move in our house about a year an half ago, we didn’t buy any additional furniture. We moved from a condo to house and I postponed any big purchase, aside from a pet and a wedding.
Recently, I’ve been looking around to see if there are little improvements I can do in terms of interior decoration, without necessarily breaking the bank. I started repurposing what we have. First project is repurposing an old coffee table.
I inherited this piece of furniture from my parents. It’s actually a bit to big for my couch set, but I like the style and it is solid wood. I thought about refinishing it or painting it but decided to try and change it to an ottoman.
There’s a lot of instructions out on the web for this. I didn’t do anything special. It cost me $69.68 for materials and supplies. I shop on labor day and Joann’s fabric are having a huge sale. Otherwise, this will cost more. The foam alone is $35/yard and fabrics are not cheap.
Here’s a photo after:
It took 2 half days with tufting being the most time consuming. It looks pretty good if you ask me and we’ve been using it for about a month now. The fury baby decided to take off the tufting, so those buttons are gone – you can tell that she’s planning on it from the very beginning.
- 2″ high density foam (I used a coupon and got this for 60% off)
- Button, tufting kit
- Staple Gun
- Spray adhesive
- 6″ needle (yes, it’s long)
- upholstery thread
Step 1: Measure the table and decide placement of the buttons. I used a diamond tufting technique and drill 14 holes, starting with 3 holes, then 4, repeating it twice.
Step 2: using adhesive spray, place the 2″ high density foam
Step 3: Using the needle, mark the placement of the hole in the high density foam
Step 4: Cut the foam where the buttons will go
Step 5: Prepare the buttons. Follow the instructions from the kit
Step 6: Place the batting, pull it in and place it using a staple gun
Step 7: Place the fabric
Step 8: Sew in the buttons (tip, the more you cut into the foam, the easier it is to pull the buttons)
Step 9: Pull the fabric in and place it using a staple gun
Step 10: Admire your work!