Friday, August 31, 2012

Covered Coffee Table {Tutorial}

Today I want to show you how I made my new covered coffee table.
I love Goodwill.  In one of my last trips I found this amazing coffee table, I knew I had to have it. This table has some amazing details, and it is so visually interesting.

I started by painting it Coral, to match my end tables.  I cut some foam {purchased at Hobby Lobby} the length and width of the table.  Next, I used spray adhesive and attached the foam to the top of the table.

I used duck fabric for the top.  I chose this kind because it is thicker than regular fabric, but you don't have to pay the price for the real upholstery fabric.  I cut the fabric a few inches larger than the table.

For the bottom I just folded the sides of the fabric up under and stapled all around the edges of the table, two inches in.  

I love how it turned out.  The contrast of the navy blue against the coral legs make me happy.  But something was still missing. 
I wanted a cute tray, and of course I needed a few family photo books. 

I still love the details in the legs.

I love having a coffee table in the living room.  It seems much more "homey".  And now I have a place to show off all of our family photo books.  
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  1. I love it! What an amazing job you did transforming that Goodwill table :)And the colors are amazing!

  2. You did a great job with this room. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  3. What a great makeover, Christy. I LOVE your coral end tables and this coffee table makeover adds to the colourful drama. You home looks cozy and liveable - perfect for your 3 little people.

    By the way, I am your newest follower. Pop by and see me at

  4. Love all the colors in living room! The table turned out fabulous. I love Goodwill.

  5. This is adorable!! The color combo is great. The fabric is what caught my eye first. Such a cute project.

  6. Luv the new table! The color is just perfect!

    Added your button into my side bar since we are co host buddies! Hope you don't mind!

  7. that is so fun, i love your whole funky space. i wish i could see things like that, but i just see an old totally non funky table initially. i need better vision!

  8. Turned out great, I love the idea of the duck fabric over home decor fabric, must remember that!

  9. I love the fabric you picked! Looks good!

  10. So fun! I love the colors! I'm currently working on redoing some furniture and this is an awesome idea. I'm glad I found you through ginger snap crafts.

    Julie @

  11. Featuring you today! :) Thanks for sharing at {wow me} wednesday.

    Ginger @


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