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apurdylittlehouse.com · Apr 6, 2016

DIY Ottoman/Coffee Table – Ikea Hack


This month, for the *Renew * Refresh * Restyle Furniture Challenge, 5 other bloggers and I have been working on brand new furniture flip projects and can’t wait to share them with you. Be sure to check out all the projects from my blogging friends as well

Left to right: Katie The Homespun Hydrangea | Megan C’mon Get Crafty | Sue A Purdy Little House

Top to bottom: Michele Shelstring Blog | Maria amotherworld | Michelle Our Crafty Mom

For my furniture flip this month, I decided to do an Ikea Hack by turning this unused end table into a fun and stylish ottoman/coffee table for my rec room.

Here is what my original (broken) coffee table looked like. Lol. Don’t you just love the stacked books holding up the corner? I’m embarrassed to admit that this set up was in place for over a year. Definitely time for an update.

This ottoman literally took 15 minutes and was one of the easiest projects I’ve ever done. I started with my Ikea lack end table, some fabric I had lying around and some $4.00 foam from my local fabric store.

I removed the legs off the bottom of the table, and then got to work with fitting it all in place. I did round the corners of the foam using scissors, as I didn’t want the corners to be square. This is easy and can be done using any sharp scissors.

I then stapled the fabric to the bottom of the table using my nail gun and staples.

Next, I trimmed the excess fabric off the bottom of the table. I suppose you could add a piece of trim moulding over this part to clean up the edge, but since this part is facing the floor, I didn’t really mind and I left it as is.

I then cut the legs to the height I wanted and screwed them back in. Bam! Easy peasy (stylish) ottoman, baby!

I love how the rounded edges turned out, and I’m so pleased with the end result.

The chunky square legs of the ottoman even blend with the equally chunky legs of the Karlstad sofa for an accidentally cohesive look

It’s so much better than the broken legged coffee table.

Now let’s check out all the other projects from my blogger friends:

1. DIY Ottoman/Coffee Table – Ikea Hack

2. Broadway Inspired Side Table Refresh

3. Kid’s Polka Dot Stool

4. Entry Chair Refresh

5. Dining Table & Chairs Refresh

6. Kitchen Chairs Refresh

Thank you so very much to my blogging friends for sharing your amazing projects. They are all wonderful, and I can’t wait to see what next month brings

. See you next time my friends,


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