Before & After: From Cocktail Table to Classy Ottoman

published Oct 26, 2014
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(Image credit: Pam)

With the holidays almost on the way, you might be looking for ways to add both extra seating and storage in your small home. You’ll love this DIY project that turned a plain cocktail table into a modern ottoman with concealed storage!

(Image credit: Pam)

From Pam:

I came across this sad little cocktail table made from cheap blistered laminate in a second hand store. Its only redeeming quality was the octagonal shape, which I thought would make for a cool little ottoman.

I topped it with 4″ foam wrapped with dacron, and then sewed a tailored slipcover for the whole thing from a charcoal and cream trellis fabric. I love how the chopped corners allowed for additional pleats and detail. The concealed lower shelf is a bonus spot to stash anything you want to hide.

Thank you Pam! See more of this project on Pam’s blog.