Step 1: Decide What to Do With This Table
Step 2: Gather Your Materials
Old coffee table with straight sides
1/2″ plywood (Cut to fit at Lowes)
1/4″ double strength glass (Cut to fit at Ace Hardware)
2″ piece of foam
1 yard of dacron
Elmer’s spray adhesive
1 yard of fabric
LocTite Power Grab
3 1 1/2″ wood screws
drill with phillps bit
Step 3: Upholstering the Seat Section
1. Determine the dimensions for the seat and the table. I divided my table into 2/3 of the table top for the bench and 1/3 for the glass top table
2. Have the wood and glass cut to fit those dimensions
3. Attach the pre-cut foam to the wood with the spray adhesive
4. Cut a piece of dacron to fit around the foam and attach to the edges of the wood. Spray adhesive to the top of the foam and place the dacron on top to secure it.
5. Cut fabric so it fits around the dacron covered bench top and add 2-3″ for pulling and stapling
6. Using my basic, four side upholstery technique, upholster the fabric on to the wood and foam insert
7. Flip the table upside down with the cushion in place, use drill to screw the cushion in place.
Step 4: Making the Underpainted Glass Tabletop
7. Use sandpaper to smooth off the edges of the cut glass, being careful. Clean glass and let it dry.
8.. In a well ventilated area, spray one side of the glass with spray paint, let dry, repeat until glass is opaque, one side only. This gives you an underpainted piece of glass that looks like a custom made table surface.
Step 5: Glue Glass to the End of the Table
Any low coffee table with straight edges will work. Give it your own style and spin with jazzy fabric and any color of painted glass to make it sing!