Antique Couch Becomes a Deconstructed Bench

“The 100+ year old couch had a lovely life but had resided in an airplane hanger for sometime,” Amanda says at Mommy Is Coocoo.  Appreciating the sturdy frame and funk claw feet, she took it home and turned it into a bench for her boys’ bedroom.


Inspired by Restoration Hardware’s Napoleon upholstered ottoman, Amanda started the makeover with some serious deconstruction.  She pulled away all of the upholstery along with the back and arms.  A new frame for the seat got topped with a new foam cushion covered in denim.  Amanda kept the frame as it was, without upholstery, so that it gives off a cool industrial vibe.  She tells us, “It is a great spot for reading but it is also big enough to be used as a third bed.”  How versatile!


Visit Mommy Is Coocoo for more information about this makeover.

Old Ottoman Gets Refabbed

Sara from Thrifty Treasures found this sad, ugly, old ottoman.  But she has a good imagination, so knowing this ottoman had a solid, sturdy frame, she could see the possibilities.


Along with a sturdy frame, the legs on this ottoman were in good shape, too.  Sara stripped away the old fabric and nasty foam.  She replaced the foam before reupholstering the ottoman with fabric from a canvas drop cloth.  A sweet ruffle around the bottom finished off the new look.


Go over to Thrifty Treasures to find out how to redo an ottoman.

Wood Chair with Padded Seat

Amidst a big project, Faye from MacGIRLver needed a little “instant gratification” and decided to spruce up a chair she originally had no intention of keeping. Plain. Brown. Nothing to get too excited about.

chair makeover before

Faye coated it with the same gray chalk paint she’d whipped up for her previous desk makeover and then made the chair a soft place to land with a piece of foam she’d saved from packaging {love that!) and some patterned fabric. When it was all said and done, Faye realized the chair would be the perfect companion for her gray and white desk. Don’t you just love it when a project comes together?

chair makeover

Check out the entire transformation and see Faye’s desk and chair together at MacGIRLver.

Coffee Table Ottoman

Jessica from Décor Adventures was taking a new route to work one morning when this coffee table called a halt to her travel. It was the lovely shape of the legs that had Jessica cramming the table into her trunk while dressed in her suit and heels.

coffee table to ottoman

Jessica turned the lonely and broken coffee table into a soft and comfy ottoman with a luxurious blue velvet slipcover. I love Jessica’s brilliant idea to use a slipcover so it can be easily washed and changed out for the seasons. Too smart! Jessica says, “This was a much welcomed addition to our living room both in color and function.”

coffee table to ottoman 2

Find out how Jessica made her ottoman at Décor Adventures.