It finally happened!
The coffee table makeover that has been two years in the waiting, finally happened.
First is was indecision… paint it? keep it? sell it?
I originally bought it to fix up and sell. But in one of my midnight decorating frenzies, I brought it in from the garage…just to test it out in the living room.
It’s been back and forth from the living room to the garage a few times since then, with a few stops in the breakfast room along the way, until one day recently when the decision was made; upholster it and repurpose the coffee table as an ottoman.
I decided to use a canvas drop cloth that I already had on hand, and I shopped my garage for leftover paint.
So, my only expenses were: a button kit, long needle, thick thread, batting and foam. Sounds like a lot, but I saved money by using coupons and taking advantage of sales.
Here’s a little reminder of what the coffee table looked like before, with a little test paint on the leg.
The paint and drop cloth ended up being the perfect complement to the rug. And I just love the tufting.
The batting got a little bunched up around the edges when I covered it with the fabric. I may unstaple it and smooth it out. We’ll see.
Until then, I got a designer look for a lot less, and I’m pretty proud of my first upholstery job.
I have to say, if the dresser was my Cinderella, then this coffee table makeover is Cinderella’s slipper.
If you want more ideas for getting designer looks for less, try making this DIY Boxwood Wreath…just in time for the holidays. Get the tutorial here.