{DIY} Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

After getting pleasantly sidetracked with our DIY Dalmatian Print Wallpaper Entryway, Gwyneth and I finally got to work on giving our Dumpster Dive Coffee Table a makeover! Heres how it turned out (please disregard the haphazard pillows and mashed cushions on the couch. As you can see, Gwyneth likes to rearrange them when she climbs on the back of the couch to supervise whats going on outside our apartment. She says shes just doing her part in making our place look lived in.):

DIY Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

As a reminder, heres what our living room looked like before we gave the Ikea Lack Table we found on the street an upgrade:

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

There are a lot of great DIY tutorials out there on how to turn a coffee table into an upholstered, tufted ottoman, so rather than walk you through how we upholstered and tufted the top of the table, well point you to the tutorials we followed and walk you through the how-to that we think is new how to upholster the legs of a coffee table with the same fabric used on the top.

With that said, we first took the table apart, turned it upside down, marked where we wanted the tufting to be and drilled holes through the table. Then we followed this tutorial from 5 Days, 5 Ways to add foam and upholster the top and this genius tip from Little Green Notebook to make sure our tufts were deep and secure.

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

Once the top of the ottoman was done, we got to work on the legs. First, we cut a piece of fabric large enough to cover the length and wrap all the way around each leg. Then we pinned the bottom and one of the sides, so the houndstooth pattern lined up.

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

Next, we ran the two pinned sides through our sewing machine and repeated for the other three legs.

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

Once we sewed the sides that would show, we placed the table leg at the right spot on the fabric, so the side and bottom seams would be flush on the ends when we wrapped the fabric around the leg.

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

We wrapped the fabric around the leg and secured with a staple gun on the first side.

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

Then we continued wrapping the fabric around the leg, using spray adhesive and pulling taught to make sure the fabric was smooth and straight on each side.

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

Once the leg was wrapped and glued, we weighed each one down for about 30 minutes to make sure the fabric was secure.

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

Once each leg was dry, we wrapped the extra fabric on the top of the leg, like we were wrapping a present and secured with our staple gun.

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

Then we just screwed in each leg to the top of the ottoman, making sure that the seam for each leg was on the inside, and that it was square on the corner.

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

This step works best if you have not yet staple gunned the trim at the corners. If you leave the corners loose until after the leg is attached, you can use the leg to make sure the trim is laid against the edge of the top and then use your staple gun to secure on either side of each leg.

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

And thats it! Here are a few photos of the finished product and many more examples of how lived-in our apartment really is.ugly remote on the tray (blogger photo staging FAIL!) and plenty of Gwyneth proving that our couch is really hers and that the deluxe dog bed was an unnecessary purchase.

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

All the supervising and pillow rearranging can leave a girl pretty tired.

 Ikea Lack Table To Tufted Ottoman

xoxo,

mk & Gwynnie

Comments

  1. wow i never thought to turn one of those lack tables into this. im a little bit inspired, but also a little intimidated by the task. :)

  2. That looks great! I love the picture of Gwyneth right in the middle of the couch looking outside..adorable!

  3. Lovely work. Turned out beautifully and great to hear from you and Gwyneth. Adorable dog.

  4. Beautiful! I am impressed! I could not do that, but I love it. Cute photos of your little girl too. :)

  5. That looks fantastic!

  6. I am so impressed. That looks totally awesome! I want to grab a cheap Ikea table to make one too! Great job.

  7. Beautiful! I would never think of covering the legs with fabric ~ such a neat finishing touch. Love the trim! I also love seeing Gwyneth sitting on the sofa and looking outside. She definitely takes her job seriously! :)

    xo
    Pat

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