It all started when I came across this coffee table at a local garage sale. I have been searching for the perfect coffee table for y e a r s (yes years) and this one fit the bill. I’ll show you how I repurposed it and made it into a coffee table ottoman.
Beautiful White Distressed Coffee Table Ottoman
Painting the table
This coffee table was in perfect condition, sans the glass. And I was super excited that the owner was marking the price down from $20 to $10. You can absolutely not beat that!
I painted it with Waverly Chalk Acrylic paint in white.
This picture shows it with just one coat.
I then lightly distressed it on the edges and sealed it with clear Polycrylic Satin.
Note: sometimes the poly will yellow the white paint a bit, but I actually wanted it that way for this table, as I wanted it to look a bit more “aged”.
Creating the ottoman top
To make the ottoman top, I gathered my materials:
- 1/4″ plywood
- 1″ project foam
- thin batting (not shown)
- off white fabric (Amazon has lots of fabrics you could choose from; not just white, but also many beautiful prints that might liven up your space!).
I layered the materials as shown and then used spray glue adhesive to lightly bond the items together. After wrapping the plywood with fabric, stapled it to the back with a staple gun. I then screwed the entire seating onto the coffee table from the underside, making it into the perfect ottoman seating.
I love the creamy antique white.
I love the distressing.
I did NOT love the fabric (although I do think it’s pretty). It just seemed bla to me once I saw the final product and it was so thin that it showed every crease and bump.
I then found a creamy thicker upholstery fabric.
Upholstery fabric options
Sketch Art Style Gerbera Daisies Oriental Style Patterned Design Artwork Branches in The Fall Trees Stem Twig with Last Few Leaves Magnolia Home Fashions Harbor BelmontPremier Prints Grey Traditions Twill StormCircles Pattern Mandala Inspired Floral ArrangementCabrera Linen Denim Fabric by The YardTraditional Peruvian Motifs
The upholstery fabric I used doesn’t have as much detail to it, but it’s soft and now will go well with my overall vision for it in my space: my Master Bedroom.
Excuse the various color tones, it is very difficult to photograph anywhere in my house in this room. Hence the reason why I usually photograph my furniture makeovers outside.
I matches my headboard perfectly!…
…and even goes well with my DIY Headboard Bench.
I love the look of it with my DIY planked wall.
The room is finally coming together and I think the Repurposed Coffee Table Ottoman fits right in perfectly!