How to Turn an Ottoman Into a Coffee Table
Bring life to a dull living room by transforming an unused ottoman into a chic coffee table. You will add storage and style that you can enjoy for years to come.
Step One: Choose an Ottoman
First, pick an ottoman you love. Choose one with a lid that is hinged or one that removes easily. Make sure it’s large enough to accommodate the size of your sofa and other furniture.
Step Two: Measure and Cut the Lid
The ottoman lid will become your new table surface. Measure the ottoman lid and purchase a piece of glass or particleboard to fit. Cut the glass or particleboard to the dimensions of the ottoman lid if necessary.
Step Three: Prep and Paint
Erase any dust, dirt, or smudges from the lid and bottom of your ottoman. You may want to sand or prime the surface for a professional-looking finish. Select a color of paint that goes well with your furniture and paint the ottoman lid and bottom.
Step Four: Attach the Table Top
Put your cut glass or particleboard top onto the ottoman lid and secure it with nails or screws. You can use Gorilla glue if you’d like.
Step Five: Enjoy Your New Coffee Table
Decorate your new ottoman coffee table with beautiful items like a tray, plants, and books. Place it in your living room, game room, or den and enjoy your new accent piece!
Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Ottoman:
- Choose a Lightweight Ottoman: Select an ottoman that is lightweight to easily move it around.
- Opt for Neutral Colors: Choose a color that will blend easily with any other colors you may introduce in the future.
- Add Storage Options: Place fabric bins in the bottom opening of the ottoman for storage.
You can bring an extra functional and fashionable accent to your living space by transforming an ottoman into a stylish and creative coffee table. With just a few steps, you can show off your new creation to family and friends.