Exquisite White Distressed Coffee Table Ottoman

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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.

Finished coffee table ottoman

Beautiful White Distressed Coffee Table Ottoman

Painting the table

Coffee table before

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”.

Coffee table painted white

Creating the ottoman top

To make the ottoman top, I gathered my materials:

Ottoman in process

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.

Fabrics for the ottoman

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.

Detail of the footrest with the fabric finish

I then found a creamy thicker upholstery fabric.

Coffee table ottoman finished in off white upholstery fabric

Upholstery fabric options

Ambesonne Vintage Fabric by The Yard, Sketch Art Style Gerbera Daisies Abstract Flowers Autumn Garden Flourish, Decorative Fabric for Upholstery and Home Accents, 1 Yard, Marigold OrangeSketch Art Style Gerbera Daisies Ambesonne Vintage Fabric by The Yard, Sketch Art Style Gerbera Daisies Abstract Flowers Autumn Garden Flourish, Decorative Fabric for Upholstery and Home Accents, 1 Yard, Marigold OrangeAmbesonne Navy Blue Fabric by The Yard, Circular and Floral Alike Oriental Style Patterned Design Artwork, Decorative Fabric for Upholstery and Home Accents, 1 Yard, Blue NavyOriental Style Patterned Design ArtworkAmbesonne Navy Blue Fabric by The Yard, Circular and Floral Alike Oriental Style Patterned Design Artwork, Decorative Fabric for Upholstery and Home Accents, 1 Yard, Blue NavyLunarable Leaf Fabric by The Yard, Branches in The Fall Trees Stem Twig with Last Few Leaves Minimalistic Design Art, Decorative Fabric for Upholstery and Home Accents, 1 Yard, Grey Brown Branches in The Fall Trees Stem Twig with Last Few Leaves Lunarable Leaf Fabric by The Yard, Branches in The Fall Trees Stem Twig with Last Few Leaves Minimalistic Design Art, Decorative Fabric for Upholstery and Home Accents, 1 Yard, Grey BrownMagnolia Home Fashions Harbor BelmontMagnolia Home Fashions Harbor BelmontMagnolia Home Fashions Harbor BelmontPremier Prints Grey Traditions Twill Storm, YardPremier Prints Grey Traditions Twill StormPremier Prints Grey Traditions Twill Storm, YardAmbesonne Moroccan Fabric by The Yard, Circles Pattern Mandala Inspired Floral Arrangements Geometric Rectangles, Decorative Fabric for Upholstery and Home Accents, 1 Yard, Orange AquaCircles Pattern Mandala Inspired Floral ArrangementAmbesonne Moroccan Fabric by The Yard, Circles Pattern Mandala Inspired Floral Arrangements Geometric Rectangles, Decorative Fabric for Upholstery and Home Accents, 1 Yard, Orange AquaRichloom Fabrics 0589153 Richloom Cabrera Linen Denim Fabric by The YardCabrera Linen Denim Fabric by The YardRichloom Fabrics 0589153 Richloom Cabrera Linen Denim Fabric by The YardAmbesonne Bohemian Fabric by The Yard, Colorful Round with Floral Details Traditional Peruvian Motifs, Decorative Fabric for Upholstery and Home Accents, 1 Yard, CoralTraditional Peruvian MotifsAmbesonne Bohemian Fabric by The Yard, Colorful Round with Floral Details Traditional Peruvian Motifs, Decorative Fabric for Upholstery and Home Accents, 1 Yard, Coral

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.

Ottoman in the 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!…

Upholstered headboard

…and even goes well with my DIY Headboard Bench.

Headboard bench and ottoman together

I love the look of it with my DIY planked wall.

Planked wall

 

The room is finally coming together and I think the Repurposed Coffee Table Ottoman fits right in perfectly!

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17 Comments

  1. Larissa Prodigal Pieces

    Not only is your coffee table turned bench to die for, but your bedroom…it's AMAAAZING! You go girl!

  2. Susie @ The Chelsea Project Blog

    Beautiful makeover. Love all the different ways you staged the piece. Couldn't pick a fav! Love all! Susie from The Chelsea Project

  3. Lindsay Eidahl from My Creative Days

    This is such a great amakeover. I love what you did with it. IT could be used in so many places!

  4. Jeanie Create & Babble

    Gorgeous makeover for a gorgeous room! Well done!

  5. Marigene

    Awesome bench transformation! ♥♥♥ your bedroom, it is so serene.

  6. Marie Blackburn

    Beautiful transformation, Tami! I am swooning over your gorgeous bedroom. The ottoman looks perfect in the space – good call on the second choice of fabric.
    Marie, The Interior Frugalista

  7. Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    Girl, your DIY ottoman is fantastic and your entire room is gorgeous!! LOVE IT ALL! <3

  8. Stacy {Anastasia Vintage}

    I just LOVE your repurposed ottoman – and your room is insanely gorgeous!! Wow!!

  9. Paula@SweetPea

    Your bedroom is so pretty and your DIY ottoman looks fabulous in it. I really like how you used a coffee table to make an ottoman and I need to remember how you did it. Awesome job!!

  10. Kim Jones

    Hey Tami, you have a wonderful ottoman! This loves lovely in the bedroom. Love the makeover!

  11. Vanessa

    Tami,

    That is awesome! I love this idea and what you did to change it from a coffee table to a bench. Love it! Your bedroom is beautiful.

  12. Karin Chudy

    Tami, that is seriously gorgeous! It is totally perfection as a bench, and it looks absolutely stunning at the end of the bed!
    Hugs,
    Karin

  13. Christy James

    This is such an AMAZING makeover and perfect in your GORGEOUS bedroom!! I would be photographing everything in that space lol!! XO

  14. Shanna Gilbert

    This is gorgeous! It looks perfect in your bedroom which is absolutely stunning!

  15. Wendi Wachtel

    Wow, this is perfect for your gorgeous bedroom! Love!

  16. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR

    Tami, you are so talented! Your coffee table ottoman is awesome; and it looks amazing in your gorgeous bedroom! It's perfect!

  17. Courtney Smith

    Hi Tami, I love your master bedroom! What paint color is on the walls?

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