Moving in with J meant that I adopted a lot of his furniture. As we get the house together and buy new furniture, some of the old gets replaced or becomes unnecessary.
When this coffee table got replaced with a large ottoman, it seemed destined for a yardsale; until I decided to make it into a bench for our entryway.
I started by painting the the base of the table in Behr’s Citron (400B-4). This was the longest part of the process because it required two coats, and it had to dry between.
Next I attached 2” thick foam to the top with a spray adhesive. Spray the center of the table with glue, and place the foam on the top. Then secure each side of the foam.
Next, I covered the foam with batting, and secure it under the table edge with a staple gun. I folded the corners like a hospital bed, by pulling the fabric over the short side and stapling it in place.
Finally, I covered the batting with my fabric, folding the corners the same way that I folded that batting.
Ta da! Now it’s ready for the entryway.
Give it a try!! This repurpose was easy and took less than a day.