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  • Pittsburgh, PA

Upholstering/tufting a coffee table turned ottoman


As a part of a DIY challenge, I transformed a coffee table into a tufted upholstered ottoman to better. Tufts aren't as 'tough' as I thought. Have you tried upholstery or tufting? I'm always propping my legs up on the coffee table. Cushions are so much more comfortable!
DIY means choosing a fabric that works with the room and existing decor.
DIY means choosing a fabric that works with the room and existing decor.
Tufts give the plain fabric/top cushion more interest and texture.
Tufts give the plain fabric/top cushion more interest and texture.
Using a long upholstery needle and waxed button thread made this job a lot easier. The waxed thread helped hold things tightly in place.
Using a long upholstery needle and waxed button thread made this job a lot easier. The waxed thread helped hold things tightly in place.
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  • Mary Insana
    on Nov 6, 2012

    I have a huge mission style coffee table on our sun porch and I always put my legs up and the cats always sit there too. This may be a spring project since the porch is getting too cold. It's such a mis mash of furnature, I'd love to find some nice chairs to pull it all together. I have 2 ugly gold colored wing chairs, a cute floral love seat. I think I'll match the ottoman to the colors in the love seat. I also may paint the end table and coffee table with chalk paint before I cover. Oh.....are we ever done doing things?

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    on Nov 7, 2012

    Thanks, ladies! Mary - there's always something on my DIY list too!

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