Friday, February 17, 2012

DIY Coffee Table/Ottoman

There is a lot going on around here! The biggest project should be done this weekend and then I should have some pictures for you next week~ I'm pretty excited about it! But until then I have another little project to show you!
I have been on the lookout for the perfect coffee table for our family room~ to no avail! I needed a really large one since it needs to service a couch and loveseat and I wanted it round (puppies tend to chew on corners!) Since I haven't been able to find exactly what I want for the price I want to pay I decided it would be a great DIY opportunity! So, I enlisted hubby to make the actual piece of furniture out of wood. I don't have any pictures of the process because he built it while I was at work~ sorry! It was pretty straight forward tho~ two pieces of plywood cut in a circle then he just screwed "legs" in between and put feet on the bottom.
Here is a picture of the base with the skirt lifted up so you can get the idea!

Once the base was done I simple glued a piece of foam to the top, cut a circle about 5 inches bigger than the base from the oh-so-very-versatile drop cloth and hot glued that underneath of the top. I wanted a more tailored look so I box pleated a strip of the drop cloth and again hot glued underneath the top. After that I hot glued a piece of rope trim to the space between the top and the skirt. Easy!

There you have it! It's the perfect size and shape! And it cost a fraction of anything else I found!

I am linking to:
Simple Home Life


  1. That is the cutest project! I am so glad I found your blog! Just stopping by to visit from the 36th Avenue blog hop!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

  2. Hi Amy!

    Thank you for participating in the blog hop! Wishing you much success in your bloggy endeavors! New follower:)


  3. Stopping by from the Grow your blog {blog Hop}!