I didn't look twice at it because I thought it was ugly and I really didn't need a coffee table
My mom kept going back to it though and made me look at it again. She suggested I turn it into a bench, she so smart!
|Forgot to take good before pictures AGAIN!|
I wanted to be able to remove the top part and reupholster it if I wanted. My dad came up with a way to make it work. I drilled a hole in all four corners of the table and then screwed a long screw into each corner of the platform.
The screws fit into the holes and hold it in place, but I can easily lift it off and make changes.
To upholster it I used two layers of foam and cut it to fit the platform.
Then I wrapped the whole thing in batting and stapled it to the bottom of the platform.
View from the top
Now I'm ready for the fabric! I did the long sides first. I staple down one side, pulled the fabric tight and stapled down the other side. I did the two short ends next and finally the corners.
I went back and scraped the edges of the design with a razor blade to help emphasize the details.
And all together with the new pillows...
You know I love a good before and after