Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Traditional Table Turned Ottoman

Today's project is one created by my son, John. I was merely a spectator, offering advice not only when asked, but a little when not asked. John is a creative soul. He graduated Cum Laude this past Saturday with a degree in Architecture. I'm very proud and am excited to see what the future holds for him.
If you've visited my blog before, you've probably seen some projects he has helped me with. If you visit again, you'll get to see what he did for me for Mother's Day. But, I'm saving that for another day.
Because I have forced persuaded him over the last few years to help me with projects, he's kind of gotten the bug for going to yard sales and auctions. He sees things differently than most people. He always looks at ways to turn things into something other than their intended use. He spotted this table at a yard sale and immediately said he had an idea of something he wanted to do with it.

It still had the sticker stating that it is mahogany...

It had two drawers...

The base was not in good shape. One of the legs had been broken and glued back together...
 and, one of the claw feet was missing...

It had a few issues but had some nice detail...

We took it home and John went right to work on turning this table into an ottoman. 
He turned the table upside down onto a piece of plywood and traced around the table top with chalk.
He told me not to take his picture, so please don't tell him! What he doesn't know won't hurt him.

He cut along the chalk line with a jigsaw.


He drilled holes in the plywood to allow for adding buttons later.

He covered one side of the plywood with foam and then covered the foam with batting.
 Then he used a staple gun to cover the foam and plywood with fabric.
 He enlisted the help of his sister, Carrie, for this part. Four hands are better than two!


Carrie covered buttons with a contrasting fabric. They used an extra long needle and added the buttons to the ottoman top using the holes that John drilled early on.

After removing the base of the table, John screwed the padded top to the original table top, and then added new feet.



I don't know what John's future holds, but if the architecture thing doesn't work out right away, I think he may have a future in furniture design!



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    1. Truthfully I'm questioning this " preaching" on this blog. This seems disrespective to the blog. Quite offensive. My opinion.

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  2. How creative and I LOVE the fabric. Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner....just stopping by to check out your blog too!

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  3. How creative and I LOVE the fabric. Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner....just stopping by to check out your blog too!

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  4. oh em gee, that is awesome! i love the buttoned look.

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  5. What a fantastic idea! Definitely will be on the hunt for something similar so I can make one! We need this =)

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  6. I used to have a table like that. What a fantastic idea to make an ottoman out of it. Wish I'd thought of that - but so glad someone did! :-)

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  7. Great job! I will remember this idea when I find a good table top. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  8. Well, I will never turn down a table with a broken leg again. Your son needs to start a repurposed furniture line. How clever!

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  9. Your son is very talented! What a great job he did - I love the ottoman and it
    looks so good with your chair.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  10. I love the way this came out. So cute. Have a great day.
    Debi

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  11. This looks so cute! Great idea that came out beautifully!

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  12. Oh this is awesome! I see these tables all of the time at thrift stores and pass then by because they seem so rickety. Never once thought of doing this! You're a genius!

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  13. I think your son's architecture career is getting off to an amazing start. It looks like he is going to have a hobby for life. Beautiful upcycle. It looks really comfy, too.

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  14. WOW!! What a great transformation!! I have a table just like this so now I will be looking for another one to do this too!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Thanks for stopping by... I will be posting a LOT of older magazines and pinning them to get rid of some cluttter!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  15. Awesome idea!! Very creative...now I'm looking around my house for a table to convert :) Pinning it!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I love it! This is a gorgeous piece, I have this table and now I want to convert it, too!!! Your son has skills, just like his mama! Love to have you share it at WIW.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  17. I LOVE that! I will be looking out for an old round table so that I can copy! Your son in very talented! Julia

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  18. Brilliant! Love this idea and the fabrics are so fun. Yes, I think this young man has a future ahead of him. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. Love this wonderful repurpose project! Well they do say the apple does not fall far from the tree! Great job!

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  20. Great transformation! Love the fabric choice! We would love for you to share with us at Your Designs This Time!
    http://elizabethjoandesigns.com/2014/05/designs-time-no-10/

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    1. We are featuring your awesome project at Your Designs This Time tomorrow! Thanks for sharing with us!

      Emily & Erin

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  21. Awesome job! I pinned this one to our talent board on DIY Sunday Showcase!!! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

    Shelly @minettesmaze

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  22. Really clever upcycle! Especially with the legs/feet in such bad shape. Love that it has a drawer.

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  23. Love your up cycle and pretty fabric! I have some legs just waiting for a project like this! Time to hit the yard sales:) Pinned

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  24. Wow!! That is fabulous!! Such a neat idea!

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  25. What a smart transformation! I love it! I bet your family is really enjoying using it now too! By the way, You are featured today for our Feature Friday of Amazing Makeovers. Thanks for linking it up to our Inspire Me Monday. Have a wonderful weekend. ;)

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  26. Wow! Amazing transformation!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at The Round-Up from the Before and After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to The Round-Up. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/05/the-round-up-from-before-and-after_28.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  27. This is just beautiful Virginia - what a boy!!!
    xox

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  31. This project is Killer...and your "preachin' " ain't too shabby either! Keep both going.

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