Wednesday, June 2, 2010

No Sew: Table Turned Ottoman

Today I have an amazing project to share. If you haven't already seen the fabulous Little Green Notebook blog, you have to check it out. Jenny is a busy mom, who enjoys home decor on a budget. Her ideas are pretty practical and beautiful. Plus, she is a fabric hoarder as well.

If you read this fun blog you will be sure to get some great inspiration, some laughs, and some great nudges in the direction of some sales. Jenny is easy to read and she keeps me inspired.

So today I'm going to share one of my favorite projects from Little Green Notebook!

Jenny took this:

Little Green Notebook

And turned it into THIS! For about $60 all together, Jenny has a functional, beautiful WOW piece of furniture in her home. You could make a huge statement with this and design a whole room around this beauty!!
Little Green Notebook

You can check out her tutorial HERE.

I took one look at this and thought, "I can do that!"

Staple gun. Check.
Black spray paint. Check.
Miter saw. Check.

So I did it! It was $45. (I already had foam on hand since I dissected an old chair with a torn cover.

I found that EXACT table in our local classifieds for $20, snatched it up, and now I have this:



You may wonder, "What is that good for?" Well let me tell you.

1. Playing Chess, Farkle, and other games on.
2. Resting feet on.
3. Hiding underneath (and getting stuck underneath.)
4. Forts.
5. Gathering around for family prayer.
6. Using as a bridge in jumping from couch to chair to couch.
7. BEAUTY!

And the amazing thing is that I can easily re-cover this with new fabric when I change my style, which I inevitably will. I'm already looking at these options:

Ava Rose Fabric




Michael Miller Trellis

So many fabrics and only one ottoman.

I love this ottoman! Thanks, Jenny, for a wonderful way to add fabric finesse to my home!

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9 comments:

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

This turned out GREAT! I am super impressed!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

mle said...

Wow! is that super cute!!

Shirley said...

Now this I LIKE ! I have two small (cheap) end tables that would serve the same function as this with a bit of a makeover. I think I'm forming a plan. :-)

the momma said...

Love it! I'm actually planning a post tomorrow about almost the same thing~~a coffee table I trash-picked that I turned into a bench for the foot of our bed! Great minds think alike :0)

Van said...

I love it, beautiful transformation. Hopefully I can pull off something half as nice for my no-sew chair transformation. Lovely blog, I'll continue to follow for inspiration!

Katie said...

Both versions are gorgeous! I love the fabric!

Kim said...

It looks absolutely beautiful, what a wonderful transformation.

Yoga Gal said...

I used to have this exact coffee table! After the dog (and the kid) chewed up the corner, I donated it to our church. I wish that I had kept it now! Great job- the fabric is gorgeous. I would love for you to stop by my blog- Yoga Gal. :D

C.R.A.F.T. said...

you did a great job :) come on over and link up to MMM !!!