Wednesday, June 11, 2014

DIY....Upholstered Coffee table

Hello sweets..How are you all? Its a customary etiquette to ask but I know I was not much far away from any of you thanks to our face book friendship.We were updated and enjoyed each others creative blooms all the while. even though I went MIA in my blog for almost what ..an year now !!! gosh !! that long an hibernation!!! even the Bears in the wild don't hibernate in their caves for that long a period...:-)...well in a way I hunted for my creative hunger a bit too..but all the way in New Zealand. There were too many outdoor adventures there to distract one from spending and exploring the creative side and also its expensive to indulge in too many home decor hobbies.
So boy I was glad to be back in the US of A with so many affordable and cool stores to support your imagination...and budget friendly too.
Right now I am on a DIY spree :)) Too many ideas dancing around in my head.I've got to give them an outlet...:))
My first in line is a DIY Upholstered coffee table. These things when bought off the stores are $200 plus. BUT ...I want one ....so the good homemaker "me" did not want to shock the husband and the credit card on a 'coffee table'...  so a few random clicking on the www ...off I went to home depot and Joann fabric store to get my 'UPHOLSTERED COFFEE TABLE' rolling..
Sharing with you all the process through some photos I took while in action(no photos of me though :))
 Yep...this is the one:) They have tons of cool fabric to choose from.I decided on this as it had an ethnic vibe to it.
 At home depot or any hardware store got a piece of plywood and a pole of wood cut in the desired shape and size...the lumber guy was super helpful.Screwed them and my table was ready.In fact if you have a old small table/bench anything lying around in the house it can me made use of and given a fresh coat of life...my table was less than $15.
                                Painted the legs...
the materials required can be seen in this photo.fabric,wood glue or favicol,thick foam(I used 2inches), batting,Staple gun .The only thing that added to the cost was the foam.They are pricey,but with a coupon I was able to cut down on the cost.You see ....keeping the cost minimal is the essence of any DIY plus of course the fun..

                                   Glue the foam on the table top.
next put the batting and the fabric by turning the table upside down...that way it is easier to fold the fabric and give it a firm and smooth finish.One can google ...there are many helpful tutorials out there.

  and voila....new look new design....my very own homemade coffee table upholstered to my taste :-)


 Put your feet up ...place a lovely tray(that should be another project lined up) ...change the cover with the season...do what you want without breaking the bank. !!!!:)

                               Serves as a nice ottoman too...

Feels good to be back blogging....Do drop in and stay as long as you want,Share with me your ideas ...chit chat...I love to do that :-)



11 comments:

Rachana Saurabh said...
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Rachana Saurabh said...

Wow Sarmistha, that was really easy and looks so elegant!

Disha Mishra Dubey said...

What a lovely DIY Sarmistha. Your coffee table is looking so beautiful. I really enjoyed reading your post after so long.

Kopi Luwak said...

All coffee table are really beautiful and have nice design which is attractive. I will surly wants to have these type of coffee tables in my home.

Regard

Calindgirl said...

Locks lovely.

Hari Chandana said...

Beautiful!!

Vasudha Somayaji said...

Nice work and welcome back to blogging. I missed u...

Unknown said...

I think I want to try it too

padmamanasa said...

That is a gorgeous end result; I absolutely loved the prints too!

Nayana CherishDreamLive said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sarmistha...very we'll done. Love the print too and welcome back :)

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