Before & After: IKEA Lack Coffee Table to Upholstered Ottoman

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We’ve seen IKEA coffee tables customized dozens of different ways. They can be retextured, studded, and even given heavy marble tops. But this hack takes it in a different direction and turns one coffee table into an upholstered ottoman.

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Over at IKEA Hackers, Marynell from Amusing MJ showed how she turned an IKEA Lack coffee table into an upholstered ottoman like the ones she liked from West Elm with some 5” foam batting from JoAnn’s and some upholstery fabric.

“I just laid it all down on the floor and eyeballed it,” she said. “After cutting the foam to the right size (using a serrated knife), I used spray adhesive to attach it to the top of the Lack. Then I laid my fabric down on the floor with the quilt batting on top of it, and then laid my table top (with foam attached) upside down on the quilt batting.”

She drilled holes to allow her to tuft the ottoman with buttons she covered with the upholstery fabric, then reattached the legs. Now it looks like an excellent place to put one’s feet.

For more pictures and the complete DIY process, check out the full project on IKEA Hackers.