Sensibly Chic: Creating Designer Looks for Less



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t 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.

 

A Coffee Table Repurposed as an Upholstered Ottoman.  See the Before & After at Mrs. Hines' Class

 

I decided to use a canvas drop cloth that I already had on hand, and I shopped my garage for leftover paint.

 

A Coffee Table Repurposed as an Upholstered Ottoman.  See the Before & After at Mrs. Hines' Class

 

 

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.

 

A Coffee Table Repurposed as an Upholstered Ottoman.  See the Before & After at Mrs. Hines' Class



Here’s a little reminder of what the coffee table looked like before, with a little test paint on the leg.


A Coffee Table Repurposed as an Upholstered Ottoman.  See the Before & After at Mrs. Hines' Class



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.



A Coffee Table Repurposed as an Upholstered Ottoman.  See the Before & After at Mrs. Hines' Class



I have to say, if the dresser was my Cinderella, then this coffee table makeover is Cinderella’s slipper.

And in true fairytale fashion, this makeover has a very happy ending.  This project was filmed by “Live Well Network” for their show “Deals.”  You can watch it here.

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.

Get the Designer Look for Less by Making Your Own Boxwood Wreath.  Get the tutorial at Mrs. Hines' Class


And to see my Creative Wall Art for Less segment on Deals, visit here.

Frame Designer Bags for Creative Wall Art.  Get the tutorial at Mrs. Hines' Class


See you in class,

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Comments

  1. Well it was worth the wait. Looks beautiful Sharon. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. XO

  2. You nailed the look! Love it.

  3. Looking good Sharon … great job. Don’t you just love painters drop cloths? I did drapes and they are wonderful to keep out the cold.
    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  4. Wow, I love it!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!~~Angela

  5. Congrats on your first upholstery job! Looks really good. Go drop cloths :-)

  6. Such great tips!!!! THe coffee table transformation is fabulous!!

  7. Great job – she’s a beauty!
    Kelly

  8. I cannot believe that is the same coffee table, Sharon! Wow – what a fantastic makeover. I love it! xo

  9. Love the coffee table Sharon! I was also checking out your Victoria Secret frame :)

  10. Your coffee table looks beautiful, what a wonderful makeover!

  11. thank you Heather..I’m really proud of it and am so happy with the difference in makes in the living room.

  12. Love framing designer bags! They make great art…kind of like modern pop art.

  13. that’s quite a compliment, Claire! thank you.

  14. she’s got legs. :)

  15. So pretty! I love it :)

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