So this room is a work in progress. It's the bonus room over our garage, so it's a big room. We've got my craft table in one corner, a desk in another. We also have a couch and a bunch of book shelves and a TV so it's a great multi-purpose room!
I've seen a bunch of DIY ottomans made out of IKEA side tables on Pinterest so I decided I'd give it a shot. In case you want to try it, you can follow along.
What i used:
2 IKEA Lack side tables
2" foam squares (trimmed to be the same size at the table tops)
2 yards white muslin (54" wide)
2 yards home decor fabric (54" wide)
heavy duty staple gun with 1/4" staples
Make sure your fabrics have been ironed and cut them in half ( 1 yard x 54")
Put one square of muslin down on the floor and set the foam in the center of the fabric.
Set the table (top down without legs) on the foam.
Cut squares out of the corner of the fabric so eliminate bulk
Fold the muslin up and attach to table with staples - start with the middle of the fabric and then left and right. Do this all the way around the bottom of the table until it looks like this:
|You'll be able to see the foam and the table on the corner|
edges, but this is ok!!
Next, lay out your home decor fabric (face down) and lay the table on to (face down). If your fabric has a pattern, be sure you're centering the pattern as well as putting it on straight.
Fold the fabric up to ensure you have enough to staple (approximately 2 inches) and if you have more than that, you can trim it so it's easier to work with.
Fold up your first edge and attach with 5 staples across. Do the same thin on the opposite side of the table.
On one of the edges that have not yet been attached, start by folding and attaching the corners so that they look like this:
My first instinct was to fold and wrap the rest of the fabric like a gift, which would have made it look like this:
Instead of using the more triangle like folds/angles, I used my fingers to slide the flaps folds wider and it squared the fabric off a little more. Then I stapled in the middle first, and then along the rest of the fabric.
|Kind of hard to see, but the fold in the fabric is|
very close to the corner edge of the table
Here is the finished product:
I probably could have shortened the legs on the tables just a little bit, but overall I think they look great and they are so comfortable!! So, what do you think???
Coming soon - Valentine's decorations : )