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

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

Janel Laban
Mar 10, 2008
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...

...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:


Cut Foam

Make holes to accommodate buttons

Staple on Dacron

Cover with Upholstery Fabric

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!

Shelly's January Jumpstart Project: The Upholstered Nightstand Project
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