Most women love the mall and shopping for clothes, but for me, nothing gives me a thrill like a cheap Kijiji purchase. I scour the site looking for great finds, and then toss and turn all night, unable to sleep as my creative juices begin to flow. I often already know exactly what I am going to do when I purchase something old and used, but not always. I saw this idea else where and just had to do it.
Grungy Old Coffee Table
Not a great before shot, but you get the idea. (You will often notice my before shots are more like midway shots, as I often get started and then say, “Oh no! I forgot to take a picture ~oops!” You can see I had the table propped up and was in the middle of sanding when I remembered to take a picture.
Upcycled Coffee Table, Turned Bench
The first thing I did was sand, TSP, rinse, prime and then paint the table. What colour you ask? You guessed it, my all time favourite colour ~ white!
To upholster the top, I took a piece of plywood and cut it to fit just inside the outside edge of the table top. I then covered it with a 3″ foam piece that was cut to fit the board exactly. I added some batting over top and stretched it over the top and sides, so that I could staple it on the underside of the board. I then did the same with my fabric. Once the “board” was upholstered, I centered it carefully on the table top and screwed it on from the bottom of the table. This was a pretty easy project, and it is easy to find a complete tutorial on the web.