Hi, I'm Abbie from Five days...5 ways!

Want to take a junky old coffee table and transform it into a gorgeous tufted ottoman that's way easier on the eyes and your kiddo's soft skin?

I did!

Here's how:

Step 1: Gather your supplies

I combined coupons with sales to get my foam and fabric as cheaply as possible. And I scored a 100% wood (pine) table on Craigslist for $40. (Also, I ended up using a deep espresso paint instead of stain for the legs).

The entire cost breakdown for this project was:

::Coffee table:: $40

::Foam:: $24

::Quilt batting:: $8

::Buttons:: $6

::Paint:: $3

::Upholstery thread + Needles:: $8

::Nail-head trim:: $12

::Fabric:: $15

TOTAL: $116

The closest comparable ottoman I could find was from Ballard Designs for $500 (AND it was 10 sq./in. smaller).
LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I must ask. where did you find that rug! I love it! Just the right amount of pop in color! <br />
Beautiful and right in time. I was painting the legs for something like this about one hour ago. :) Thanks for the ideas.
Great looking piece of furniture!

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