I love a little project. Especially when it is outsourced :).

For our living room I wanted to do a circular ottoman as a coffee table. I scavenged to find the perfect ottoman and I did. Only it was about $800 for this (with my choice of fabric):

Well, sitting in my mom's attic was this table that had been her parents:

The diameter was perfect, only it had those little divets in it. My mom happens to know an upholsterer extraordinaire who turned that into this:

For a total of $275 (including the fabric and cushion)! Total steal.

What do you think? I am going to give a whole living room pic soon. I am close but not quite there.


  1. LOVE it!!! I can't believe that was a table! It looks so great. I can't wait to see the all the progress you have made on the new house!!

  2. Looks great Katie!! I have wanted to try turning a coffee table into an ottoman for some time now. Way to go! You're soo green. ;)

  3. It looks fantastic! I'm very impressed.

  4. Oh my goodness, it turned out beautiful!!! :)

  5. Looks good! Can't wait to see everything come together. What a great way to"recycle".

  6. Hi, Katie,
    I've been in Dallas all week so I'm just now checking your blog. You and your mom are so resourceful . . . I love what you did with the coffee table!!! That is a perfect ottoman. Your room is looking wonderful. Also, I enjoyed checking out Megan's new blog!! As for Carter . . . you have a lot more patience than I do!!!
    Love, Aunt Angie


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