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Coffee Table to Upholstered Ottoman

There is an auction house near where I live that I visit a little too frequently. Even when I say I won’t go this weekend I somehow find my way there and get myself into a whole lot of furniture trouble. A few weeks ago there was a coffee table with funky legs going for $5. How could I resist? And a little while later, that $5 coffee table became this…

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I knew right away it would make a great ottoman. Apart from those funky legs it was solid and sturdy – exactly what I was looking for. I should mention that another DIY’er had attached a homemade chess board on top (each to their own which was easily removed to make this seriously funky piece of furniture!

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I had an initial vision in my mind but I’ll be honest – it wasn’t working. I’d planned on something striped, but as I draped the fabric over my foam / wading top I knew it wouldn’t work. Thank goodness I’d picked up this crazy print at Ikea. I know it’s some kind of artistic take on a floral, but I see a peacock in there… what about you?

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So with bright blue legs and a crazy black and white pattern, this is absolutely a statement piece for someone’s lounge room / living room. But I think it would also work as a window seat or dressing seat (if one were to be lucky enough to have a dressing room!). Or how about extra seating in a play room?

Another project off the to do list, and something I’m taking along to Avoca Markets!

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