When my mother decided she was in the market for something to prop her feet up on in her living room, I immediately sprung into action and started the search. She had looked at various types of furniture like floor poufs and ottomans at all the stores in town, but nothing really fit the bill for what she was looking for. One day when we were talking she mentioned she would love one of the coffee tables that open up for storage, but she really wanted a soft top so it would be comfortable when resting her feet on it. I did what any good daughter would do. I turned to Craigslist!
It’s amazing the great finds I’ve discovered on Craigslist. Imagine how giddy I was when I saw this coffee table for sale for a mere $10. With a price that low, I was sure it would be in horrible condition. I was so happy when we arrived to take a look and discovered that wasn’t the case at all. Despite a few scratches and the fact that the hinges needed to be reattached, it was perfect! The cedar lined storage inside was exactly what my mother needed, and I couldn’t wait to get it home and get started on this project.
Once my husband installed new hinges, I grabbed my paintbrush and got to work. Using my trusty FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint, I painted the coffee table a beautiful off-white color. After 3 coats of paint, it was ready for waxing and then it was time to upholster the top.
I purchased some fabric a lightly striped green color that would match the throw pillows on my mother’s sofa. I layered the foam, batting and fabric and stapled it directly to the wooden top. Afterwards, I stapled a rectangular shaped piece of batting to the underside to cover the edges of the stapled fabric and keep a clean look. All that was left to do was to reattach the top and then voila…my mom now had a new storage ottoman to prop her feet up on! Check out this Craigslist coffee table makeover!
I am so happy with the way this project turned out. It’s hard to believe that including the cost of the coffee table, it only cost me $38 dollars to make this upholstered storage ottoman. Now, that’s a steal!
I really love the storage this piece brings to the living room. This piece of furniture offers great storage, a stylish look, and a soft place to elevate your feet. What more do you need? In fact, this storage ottoman looked so good in my living room I almost hated to part with it!
I couldn’t wait to get this storage ottoman to my mother, and I am so happy that she likes it as much as I do. What do you think of this Craigslist coffee table makeover? Do you think you would like to have a storage ottoman like this in your home?
Want to take another look at this amazing coffee table transformation? OK, let’s check out the before and after pictures again!
I bet you’re thinking about checking out Craigslist right now, aren’t you? Well, if you do, remember to think about the potential in the items you see. Some people may have overlooked this $10 coffee table, but with some paint, fabric and a little elbow grease, I was able to transform this piece into a new piece of furniture. Why not do you own coffee table makeover today?
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