15 April 2011

An Old Coffee Table

I'm getting pretty fed up with this Photobucket issue.  It's distracting, but hopefully won't distract you from my looking at my most recent project.

I bought this coffee table on ebay for $11.  It had a glass top which I removed for the purpose of turning it into a bed end/seat.


I have heaps of foam here so I cut some up and then picked out some fabric.  Then I called begged my Mum Chris to come over to help me do the sewing.  I had some hand in it - I cut the required fabric pieces.  Aren't I clever?  While she was swearing sweating over that I painted the table white (surprise surprise).  I then got the jigsaw out and cut out some board to to fit the inside of the table frame.

 

















Here's the cover for the foam.

I then placed the foam on the board, put the cover over it and stapled underneath the board.








I don't have photos of the next step, but it was simply a matter of putting a thick staple from the underside of the table to the board.  I just put one on each end.


Now it looks pretty...





As you can see I distressed it slightly to give it that rustic look and I scotchgarded the fabric of course. 

I listed it for sale on Gumtree.  Within an hour a lady contacted me saying she loved it and wanted to buy it and didn't even try and negotiate a price!  Hooray!  She's coming tomorrow to collect.  This will go towards a new Silhouette digitial cutting machine that I've been wanting to buy.

I'm very happy right now:)

By the way, can someone tell me how to insert a button in my post if I am linking up to a party?  I can do it on my sidebar, but have on idea how to do it in my post :-/

Megs x



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49 comments:

Chrissie said...

So cute and congrats on such a quick sale!

driftwoodesign said...

Looks good, bonus on the sale.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Make mine Mid-Century said...

What a great job! Isn't it nice to think someone out there saw it and loved it so much they'll buy it for what you consider it's worth.

(Sometimes I think some people who buy things on ebay want everything for nothing. Maybe that's just me.)

You should give your purchaser a hug!

alison said...

this turned out gorgeous! hope you're linking it up this week http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/04/fridays-unfolded-14.html

blessings,

alison
stuff and nonsense

Kylie C said...

Goodness me! You are so unbelieveably clever!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

great idea, turned out beautful. love the fabric.

Raine and Sage said...

Amazing Megan! Chris wonderful sewing work. Can't even imagine it was a coffee table to begin with?!
Excellent news about the sale. You must be stoked! :) x
Re: the buttons, you just copy and paste it into your blog.

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

That is gorgeous! You chose the perfect color paint and fabric, it looks a million times better. We have been trying to think of something to put at the end of our bed, think I now know what I want! Thanks for sharing!

Allison@FabRehab said...

So stinkin' cute, Meg!!

Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

I love that fabric! Using a table as a bench is such a smart idea. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

This is just absolutely darling! Love how it came out- great choice on the fabric and finish too! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Sacha said...

WOW! Totally love it, it looks gorgeous. Congrats on the quick sale too.

At The Picket Fence said...

This really is so creative! I love how you completely transformed it and gave it a new purpose and new life. Love the fabric choice! Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!
:-)
Vanessa

Miss Walker said...

This is such a gorgeous transformation! Love your blog, now following! Miss Walker xoxo

Crystal said...

Awesome project!! It turned out great!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Gorgeous! Love the fabric and congrats on the sale!!
s

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

That is really gorgeous. I am so impressed. Wow. Nicely done.

Tiaras & Bow Ties said...

HI Meg & Mum, I luv the table turned bench...so elegant and beautiful. Wonderful job!

when in edit mode for your post, at the top of the box in the screen you can switch between compose mode and HTML mode. when in HTML mode, paste the Html of the blog button you want to show up. hope this helps. If you just copy and paste in compose mode, chances are it won't link to that site's button.

Kim @tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

gorgeous! i love the colors in the fabric, and the style is perfect! great thinking outside the box!

Julie said...

Great job--I've got a table & my foam waiting to be made into a bench..just waiting to find the right fabric!

Pattie said...

Love it. Ingenious! 8>)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

That coffee table turned out fab! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

super cute! I have one very similar, but didn't paint it... hmmm it might be time for a change!
thanks for linking up and linking back!
gail

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

this is beautiful! I love the rennovation. love the colors too!

new follower,
kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

elizaquinn said...

I love it! I recently repurposed a coffee table into an upholstered bench as well. Found you over at Sweetpeas and Bumblebees...and am a new follower! Come check me out, too!

RHoNW said...

New Follower...I love this project! You did an amazing job!

Tammy said...

That looks fantastic! What a great idea! I love it. Congrats on your sale! Your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime.

Liz said...

Well done. I was just at the store checking out this fabric. It is such a classic. The cording is great on the table. It really brings it all together.

Trisha said...

So cute! I love the fabric too :)
Found you through the Creative bloggers party hop :) New follower & can't wait to see more!
Hope you get a chance to stop by mine as well :)
Trisha

Darling @ Junque 'n my Trunk said...

I love the fabric you chose. I am very sad though...because a couple of years ago I gave an item like this away, and I have a regret about that now that I see yours.
:( I found you on the Creative bloggers party hop! I will be hopping onto your followers list! I hope you can find time to visit mine as well.

Tammy @ Type A said...

love this!!! would love to have guest post on my blog!!! thanks for sharing this at my party!

Tammy @ Type A said...

love this!!! would love to have guest post on my blog!!! thanks for sharing this at my party!

Kelli said...

I {heart} this! I'm working on reupholstering a couple of stools right now, but I don't think they'll look as wonderful as yours. I'm over from Better After and am a new follower.

Jessica @ Take Two Designs said...

Wow, this is so cute!!! I love that fabric!! I have a coffee table in my garage that I was trying to figure out what to do with! Thanks for the inspiration! I'm your newest follower from Better After!! God bless!

Kinj said...

I would love to know where you got the fabric? i want it for curtains for my bedroom :)

Nikki said...

Really?! I love this! beautiful job!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

freakin gorgeous!!!!!

I have a similar table:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_SBXpQl7WkQE/TVK2wrAnXhI/AAAAAAAADH8/m475ZRj_6vc/s1600/118.JPG

It's missing the top piece, so it would look a heck of a lot better with a nice cushion-y top. But I'm not sure if it's strong enough for sitting on.

CraftyCanadian said...

I'm looking to do the same thing myself..but keep getting sidetracked! Looks AWESOME!!

Rachael said...

Love this!!! What an awesome idea!

Annie Louise said...

I am not surprised that someone quickly snatched this up -- it is fabulous!!!!
Jeanette

Susan @ Busy at Home said...

This is gorgeous! I'm hoping to do something similar with an old coffee table of mine--bookmarking this for inspiration!

Popping over from Amaze me Monday!

Lainey said...

Just gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! Any tips on how to get the cushion piping to remain straight? please - pretty please.....?

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

The stool turned out AMAZING! I will be featuring it on this weeks Amaze Me Monday :D

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

It turned out gorgeous and perfect timing since I just decided to do the same thing with an old coffee table we have sitting in our garage! I'm just waiting till I find the perfect fabric but glad your's can be such an inspiration!

Michelle said...

Thank you, thank you , thank you!! I bought a table very similar to yours at a thrift store a couple of months ago. Even the legs are the same! I have refinished the basic table, but it has the "lip" on top from where glass used to be. I love the table, but have been thinking something is missing and not sure what to do with the top. I LOVE your idea and will defitely plan on doing something similar. Thanks!!!

The Lawrences said...

LOVE the fabric you chose, and the piping! Great job! :)

Karissa said...

I need to learn how to sew!

Karissa said...

I need to learn how to sew! How cute!

Nana said...

brilliant!