10/05/2014

DIY Ottoman/Coffee Table

A few weeks ago I posted this

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Project coming on!!

I have had tons of folks asking about "What happened with that project?"  Well, this is what happened!

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Hehe, no I didn't go all Blair Witch Project on you, although it did look pretty spooky at night.  Unfortunately the photo a night didn't totally portray the spookiness of floating table legs.  My super sweet husband was all for me making our new coffee table and spare us $300+ for the ones you buy in stores.  The hubs happily hung up my table legs and cut the bottoms to match so I could stain them.


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Once stained he used these handy dandy double sided thread screws so we can simply screw the legs into the table top.

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We then took out the XL twin egg crate and folded it in half and laid the table on it and cut a circle in the padding.

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After cutting the egg crate I used a waterproof mattress protector which I stapled onto the bottom of the table to hold the crate in place and provide a waterproof barrier for the crate just in case something gets spilled (which will inevitably happen) and it won't get gross in the padding.

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I cut off the excess protector so it wouldn't hang.  I bought a shower curtain for the fabric cover.  Once again, lay it down in the center and staple it tight.  Then cut the excess off.

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I loved how it turned out but I thought my little Hobby Lobby tray needed a little something.

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So I cut out this quote with my Silhouette and mod podged over it to seal it.

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I loved how it turned out and I like it even more because all together it only cost me $146!  That is WAY better then $300!

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