Sara from Thrifty Treasures loves tufted ottomans. She was thrilled when she saw another blogger use an old coffee table to make one, because Sara realized she already had just the right table for an ottoman transformation downstairs in her own basement.
This table was a roadside find, and had been waiting for inspiration to strike Sara. It had probably once had a glass top, but that was gone, so she used old shelves bracketed together to make a sturdy tabletop that could double as a bench seat. Next, Sara brushed the base of the table with a graywash of chalk paint. She topped the new bench seat with three old foam egg crate mattress toppers that she’d been saving, and covered the foam with a canvas dropcloth. It took a few tries to get it right, but Sara was able to tuft the foam top. Doesn’t it make a beautiful ottoman?
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