I have been wanting an over sized ottoman to use as a window seat. After looking online to purchase one, I've decided I couldn't afford the $200 it would cost me to purchase one so I decided to get a bit creative. I bought the coffee table for $5 at goodwill, the fabric cost me $9 at a fabric store. The rest of the supplies I had lying around the house. I hope you enjoy the tutorial!
Get a hold of a coffee table. I bought this one at goodwill for only $5!
Measure the table by length and width. Plan where you want your buttons to go. For a 2 X 4 table I decided to put my buttons 6 inches apart in length and 5.5 inches apart in depth.
Mark your button holes where you will drill.
Drill holes. Follow the safety instructions on your drill!!
Now it's time to put your foam top on. You can buy 2 inch thick foam at your local craft store. Use a spray adhesive to secure the foam to the table.
I ended up using an old egg-shell foam mattress cover I had lying around.
Pull your pre-measured fabric over your table. For a 2 X 4 table, I used 2 yards of fabric and had PLENTY of extra to work with.
Make sure the fabric hangs evenly on all sides.
Flip table upside down. Pull fabric tight. Use your staple gun to secure the fabric. Use plenty of staples. Make sure you use safety precautions!!
Fold corners. This is the tricky part. Fold the excess fabric in and fold the corners as if you were swaddling a baby. I used tacks to secure the fabric. There are many ways you can finish your corners. Just figure out which way works best for you.
Here is what you should look like now. Next we want to put the tuft buttons in!
Gather your supplies of buttons, twine, and a long needle.
Thread the twine through your needle.
Thread the needle through a piece of fabric. This will be your security on the bottom of the table when you tie the buttons on.
Put your threaded needle with fabric through the bottom of the table.
Pull the needle through. You may find that using pliers makes this easier. Put your button through the needle
Push the needle back through the hole, through the fabric piece.
This it what your button/tuft will look like. Continue doing this for the rest of the holes you have drilled.
You have now completed your ottoman!
Sit back and enjoy your new piece of work!!