Tufted ottomans are a great solution for many small spaces that need something that can not only serve as extra seating but also as spot to set a tray down in a pinch - but they are often quite expensive. Over at Five Days ... Five Ways they repurposed an old coffee table that had seen better days into a fantastic looking tufted ottoman.
Considering that these ottomans usually run new in the many hundreds of dollars the cost breakdown for this project is quite impressive.
- Coffee table: $40
- Foam: $24
- Quilt batting: $8
- Buttons: $6
- Paint: $3
- Upholstery thread + Needles: $8
- Nail-head trim: $12
- Fabric: $15
See the entire tutorial at Five Days...Five Ways
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