Coffee table turned into an ottoman by Creatively Living

Coffee Table Turned Ottoman

Coffee table to ottoman First pic

A couple months ago I was at Habitat when I came across the most ugly bench.

I knew, due to it’s size, it had originally been a coffee table.

Coffee Table to Ottoman before and after

The cushioned table was SUPER sturdy and the cushion was thick and in great shape.

So I brought it home for a quick paint and recover.

Coffee Table turned Ottoman

It honestly turned out to be one of my quickest makeovers to date!

I chalk-painted, distressed, and sealed the legs, and then took some upholstery-type gray fabric, tucked the corners and stapled the heck out of it!

I bet it took me a total of 2 hrs to completely makeover this thing!

Coffee Table to Ottomen

I love the way it turned out…and I love the size of it! My kids loved it too. It was hard to keep them off.

If my next house is bigger, I think I’ll be trying to make something like this again.

Coffee table to ottoman

So the next time you see need a large ottoman for your living space, consider taking an old coffee table, adding some cushion and stapling some material over it.

….it may be just what you’re looking for!




  1. Love this! May have to do this for our coffee table!

  2. What a great one afternoon project, Thanks for sharing it at Fridays Furniture a Fix Katie!

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