Learn How To Make An Ottoman Using A Coffee Table! | Diy Home Ideas

I love a fun DIY project like the next person and I jumped at the opportunity to make an ottoman  from

an old coffee table.I had stored away in the basement (cheap diy home decor). I already had all the materials I needed, and I didn’t have to spend not one penny so why not, right? So, the first thing I did was cut the legs down a bit on the coffee table because it was definitely too tall to be an ottoman (basic home design). Next, I brought out the foam and I will admit that it was not all in one piece, it was from another home decor project I had completed, and I just hate to part with scraps because you just never know when you might need it!

Case in point a la ottoman, so I will take a bow for being so resourceful with my crafty home ideas, thank you very much (smile). Ok back to the ottoman – I sprayed some adhesive on the surface of the coffee table (you can spray outside because it can get on everything within the area that you spray, it also has a slight odor) and I brought out the pieces of foam and began putting it on the surface in bits and pieces (no problem). After I felt that it was still too flat and needed more plushness, so I added a piece of textured foam to the top what I already had going on and that gave me what I wanted (cute home decor ideas).

Next, I covered everything up with batting and stapled it securely below the table, there was some excess and I figured a way to get rid of the excess (it’s in my video in more detail). When that was completed I brought out the fabric and pulled it nice and tight to and folded it in before I stapled because that way I got a nicer finish and I didn’t have to cut too much of the fabric off. After I covered the larger surface of the coffee table, I cut the longer parts off the legs and folded them in before I stapled that down. As you can see my Scruffy is all comfy on the ottoman and it looks really, really good!

Making an ottoman is going to be a breeze today. | crafty home ideas

Making an ottoman is going to be a breeze today. | crafty home ideas

For this project, we will need one coffee table and a pair of scissors (crafty home ideas) to start with!

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A little something-something to make sure everything stays put. | Pinterest home ideas.

A little something-something to make sure everything stays put. | Pinterest home ideas.

You will need to get a strong adhesive spray or spread or whatever you can get your hands on (Pinterest home ideas)really.

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Grabbed the staple gun for the ottoman project too! | diy home decor ideas on a budget.

Grabbed the staple gun for the ottoman project too! | diy home decor ideas on a budget.

Get your hands on a staple gun we will be using this for the entire process of this project (diy home decor ideas on a budget).

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My chosen fabric for the ottoman cover, what ya’ll think?

My chosen fabric for the ottoman cover, what ya'll think?

I got a nice print with some nice muted bohemian colors. I think it’ll work out great for the decor that I currently have. Initially, I was going with a solid color but I decided to be a bit more adventurous with a print!

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Finally the foam that will put the “cushy” in the ottoman.

Finally the foam that will put the

I had some foam left over from a past diy project and I wanted to save some money and use what I had.

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So to start this off, I cut the legs on the coffee table down.

So to start this off, I cut the legs on the coffee table down.

The coffee table was a bit too high, so I sawed off about 3 inches and got it to the height of a respectable ottoman.

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Spraying the surface of the table so the foam can stick to it.

Spraying the surface of the table so the foam can stick to it.

You can spray your table outside since it can get everywhere if you are not careful. Also, there is also an odor so you could take those factors into consideration before you spray it inside the house.

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Remember I had foam from a past project, well this is piece of it.

Remember I had foam from a past project, well this is piece of it.

So my foam pieces had to be cut into a few more pieces and fitted on the surface of the coffee table. I know it looks a bit messy but it really wasn’t that.

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Here is what the covered surface looks like after I stuck it on the coffee table.

Here is what the covered surface looks like after I stuck it on the coffee table.

My coffee table is perfectly covered and it’s ready for the next step of the diy which would entail covering up the foam with some batting.

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Yes, I wanted and added some extra support for the ottoman.

Yes, I wanted and added some extra support for the ottoman.

My ottoman is fancy! I thought that the table was still a little too flat so I added some textured foam on the top and it gave me what I wanted.

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The batting is now going to be covering the foam.

The batting is now going to be covering the foam.

I had to staple the batting below the table and get it nice and tight.

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So this happened, I had so much batting that I needed to cut off.

So this happened, I had so much batting that I needed to cut off.

What I did when I realized that I had all this extra material going on, I stapled only the amount of batting I needed under the table and cut off the rest. It felt like a waste but there was nothing else I could do.

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Cutting the edges of the batting off of the corner of the legs.

Cutting the edges of the batting off of the corner of the legs.

Staple the batting to the legs and cut off the flaps, that way when the fabric is added it will go on nice and smooth with no unnecessary bulking.

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I figured out how not to go through the excess cutting with the fabric.

I figured out how not to go through the excess cutting with the fabric.

Fold the material inwards and staple it flat, you will have a really nice and neat finish.

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We are almost done getting the fabric on and secured.

We are almost done getting the fabric on and secured.

I folded the material and stapled below like I showed you before and the edges I cut diagonally, tucked it under and stapled them right up honey!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6i6mkZ4xOg

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