So here’s a good before and after for ya.
Did ya see it? Someone was drinking a little too much while making this table. That back leg is jacked! I still thought it was cute in all its quirkiness and was going to use it in my house but there was one problem…I didn’t have a place for it. What we really needed was an ottoman. This table was the perfect size so why not turn it into one? So then it went from looking like this:
So ghetto me decides to cut it in half. Yeah, the kind of half that’s impossible to cut straight. Unless you’re Martha, that is. So we marked it all out and tried our darnest to cut straight.
The pain about this project was that we had to line up our fabric perfectly (since it was a geometric pattern) but the table itself wasn’t perfect. Remember drunk-o who made it? Well yeah, all the sides were different measurements and nothing was straight. So the finished product isn’t perfect but we love it. And seriously how cool is it to tell your friends that you made your own ottoman? I’d take that any day over going out and spending a couple hundred dollars on one. Well that, and I don’t have a couple hundred lyin’ around.
And here’s Mitch again adding the nailhead trim which was a super tedious job. Thank goodness for Mitchell cause I don’t have patience for stuff like that. His poor thumb is literally black and blue. He had to press the nailheads in before hammering. There’s no way I could have done this project without his help. He did all the annoying parts. Thanks, Mitch!
Tufting part = pain in my ain. Actually it wasn’t too bad when there were two of us working on it. We finished it last night. I tried the night before by myself but just got frustrated. This is definitely a two person job.
After Mitch pushed the tufted part down, I attached a button on the underside of the table to keep the thread from going through. Easy solution that works well.
And here she is–the finished product! We love it. Perfect scale for our little living room, complete with nailhead trim and tufting. (Ignore the date on these pictures. I did something on my camera. No idea what.)
Again, here’s the before and after:
We figured it took us about three hours a night to work on this and we worked on it for three nights. Of course we’re no pros, and wanted to do the best job we could so it probably took us longer than it had to. We’re really happy with the results and now we can enjoy the fruit of our labor!
*Check out an update on the tufting below.
If you’ve been following my blog for any time now, you know all about the big DIY project I undertook: making this ottoman. If you’re new here, you can read all about it here.