How To: "Ugly" Coffee Table into an Upholstered Bench

You may remember Shelly's work from the January Jumpstart Project - her Amy Butler fabric covered nightstand was a hit. She kindly sent us the info on a new project - another re-do utilizing a used piece of furniture and fabric...

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...and After!

She says, "What do you do with an old coffee table with a dinged up or stained top? Turn it into a soft, lovely, upholstered bench for your hallway, end of your bed or as an upholstered ottoman in front of the sofa. This pine bench was $13.99 at Goodwill (a little overpriced in my opinion). With some fresh new fabric, supplies and these simple instructions, it morphed into a different creature. "

The Cliff's Notes version:

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Cut Foam

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Make holes to accommodate buttons

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Staple on Dacron

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Cover with Upholstery Fabric

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Finish with Covered Buttons

For the full lesson:
Shelly gives the full list of supplies needed and very thorough step by step instructions on how to complete the DIY on both her blog, Flipt Studio and Curbly. Check them out for all the details.

Thanks for sending us ANOTHER great project tutorial, Shelly!

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Shelly's January Jumpstart Project: The Upholstered Nightstand Project

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.