Friday, November 7, 2014

Turning a coffee table into an ottoman

 Hi there friends...
Today I'm showing you how I turned our family room coffee table into a very comfy ottoman!
After purchasing the new sofa I mentioned how I was on the hunt for a new coffee table...I was leaning towards an older piece. 
Then I started to think of maybe a large ottoman...much more comfy to put your feet up on and relax. 

Here's the before...
 Mom to the rescue again...she suggested this coffee table would be perfect to turn into an ottoman...it was just the right size!
And with help from my friend Linda that's exactly what we did!
 I decided to use the plaid fabric I used on some pillows in here. I sent Linda the measurements along with the fabric and she made this fabulous slipcover for it.
My mom and I added a 2inch foam piece to the top and then wrapped it with this quilted batting and stapled it to the table top. Then we wrapped the batting around the entire table and stapled that.
 When the slipcover came it fit perfectly!
 I love how she pleated the corners.
 I picked up a solid fabric for the pipping to break up the plaid.
Isn't this a sweet pillow...she made it using all the left over fabric...super talented I look forward to working with Linda again! 
 I'm so happy with the way this project turned out!!

 
 Here's a little peek at what I'm working on in the master bedroom.
  Hopefully I'll get the room painted on Monday!

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38 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Martina. That is just perfect. I love a big ottoman in front of a sofa. That is what I have in our family room and I use a tray on it to hold drinks and magazines. I love the way yours turned out. That piping really adds a nice touch, too. LOVING that little pillow she did for you, too, xo Diana

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

martina- i just love the ottoman. if you are like my household it will be more useful then a coffee table. bravo to linda!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

That looks so good. I may just give it a try. Hubby is constantly putting his feet on the coffee table now.

White Weathered Hutch said...

What a fabulous idea! Love how your ottoman turned out!! Ya for all the mothers out there!!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

What a great idea! Your ottoman turned out fabulous!

ANNE said...

Great job on the ottoman, love the plaid!! and I can't wait to see what you did in the Master...

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

That turned out wonderful! I love the plaid.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nice job. Yes, Linda does excellent work.

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

Great idea Martina and Mom! It looks great and I love the pleats on the corners too!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love this idea, and it looks amazing. Great fabric too.

Stacey said...

That team work paid off, Martina! I love the punch of color it adds. :)

Kelly said...

That looks so pretty! I bet it's comfortable to use as well. It's nice that you knew someone that could make the slipcover for you. Now, you have a one of a kind ottoman.

JoAnne said...

Your ottoman turned out so great, Martina! What a good idea and I love the fabric too!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

How cute is that and so smart! Love it!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Great job Martina, I love it! And the pillow is so cute...I love ruffles!
Blessings,
Cindy

Gina said...

Super idea and it looks so pretty,! I love the plaid fabric!

Brandi said...

Love your new ottoman! The plaid fabric is so pretty. Linda is a great seamstress.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is amazing! You and your friend did GOOD! Can you turn it back into the coffee table if you want?

Jane xx

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It looks beautiful and cozy. xox

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It looks beautiful and cozy. xox

The Refeathered Roost said...

Love it, Martina! The pillow is so cute too and perfect with the ottoman. Ahh why did I take theater instead of home economics in high school. All I can do now is be dramatic about not being able to sew!

chateau chic said...

What a clever idea, Martina. Your ottoman is beautiful, and I really like the plaid you used. Looks great in that room.
Mary Alice

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

It is beautiful Martina!!!...and yes Linda is so talented!...I have wanted to do that to my coffee table too...I will have to get crackin' and get my table to Linda...I am sure you are over the top happy with the way it turned out!!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Martina it looks great. I think a coffee table/ ottoman is the perfect solution. Love that plaid with your new couch.
Kris

Cozy Little House said...

It sure adds a pop of color there. Love it!
Brenda

Segreto Finishes said...

I love the way your sweet new ottoman turned out -well done!!
xo. Leslie
Segreto Finishes

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

It looks great, Martina! I've been having a heck of a time finding the right coffee table/ottoman for a client. This would be perfect! I need your friend, Linda :) Enjoy your new cozy ottoman!

The Tuscan Home said...

WOW, I love it Martina! I really like the pillows, too! :)
Have a great weekend, friend! xo, Liz

pam {simple details} said...

What a wonderful addition to your room, Martina, I love the pattern in there! Beautiful and comfy, too!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

What a cute piece! Great job. I love the plaid in that room.

Pam

sandy said...

very clever! and i LOVE your living room too!

Barbara said...

I am totally squealing over your ottoman project Martina!!! I LOVE it! Wowzer what a difference. The fabric is just beautiful to boot! I have thought about doing this to my coffee table in our living room since more feet sit on it than coffee! Great job, great idea from mom and great friend you have in Linda!
Enjoy!!!
XO Barbara

Suzanne said...

Looks perfect! And so much more comfortable than a coffee table. Good luck with the bedroom.

Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable said...

I love this! What a wonderful team the three of you make together. I could sit in that room for a long time, just enjoying the pretty view!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

This is amazing...love the idea that your Mom had, your fabric and color, and then the workmanship and in the end the pillow too!?! Both are gorgeous!

Martha said...

How clever! Looks really good!

Melissa said...

Great idea. The matching pillows are such a cute touch.

Melissa
wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

Chatfield Court said...

Wow...great idea Martina! Love the fabric and matching pillow too. -Kristi

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