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How to turn an old coffee table into an amazing ottoman to everybody’s envy

Design Secrets & Ideas

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Most of people just threw away old tattered furniture. Ugly things have no place in a stylish house. But if we approach the problem from a practical point of view, everything can be given a second life, and perhaps it will be even more beautiful.

The source material

The source material

Cut off the edge

Cut off the edge

An old coffee table that hardly anyone dares to put in the living room, has been bought at one of the flea markets. First it was cut off the edge of the countertop on the level of the frame.

Made a marking

Made a marking

Then there were made marking points on the counter where the holes are drilled.

The markings on the foam

The markings on the foam

Put the foam on the top and also make the layout.

Drilled holes

Drilled holes

It is time to drill holes in the countertop.

A cotton cloth on foam

A cotton cloth on foam

Foam rubber is covered with cotton cloth and fastened to the table. For the upholstery you can select any suitable fabric, but it definitely must be very durable.

Fasten an ottoman

Fasten an ottoman

Now it is possible to be fastened.

A number of nails with a big hat

A number of nails with a big hat

For greater effect, decorate all the edges with the nails with wide hats.

Finished Ottoman

Finished Ottoman

Finished Ottoman

Finished Ottoman

As a result of simple manipulations an awesome ottoman was born. It can not be bought in the store.

Home master with golden hands will be able to make true masterpieces from all old and not fashionable anymore things. New furniture that will serve faithfully for many years will gladden everybody’s eyes.


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