Sunday, January 16, 2011

coffee table

A few months ago we got fed up with our boring coffee table which was a cheapo fake wood temporary fix that we bought soon after moving in so we'd have something to eat off of. We looked around at lots of options such as some nice rustic farmhouse style tables, storage ottomans and even thought about making our own from scratch, but in the end we went for the upholstery option. By following this tutorial we turned our bad looking coffee table into something that we're proud of. All we did was paint it white, drill some holes and secure the foam, batting and fabric with a heck of a lot of staples. Getting the buttons through was probably the hardest part because the table top is made from two pieces of wood and is hollow in the middle, making it a bit tricky to get a needle through both holes, but it really wasn't that bad at all. It's firm enough to set your coffee on and soft enough to rest your feet. Sadly, I don't have a good before pic of it, probably because it was something I avoided with my lens as well as my eyes. This was seriously the easiest makeover project, and took us two evenings after work to complete. I like the fact that we can easily switch the fabric and buttons if we ever want a change.