Anyways, this coffee table base was in my basement the first time I saw her ottoman she built. I knew as soon as I saw it, I was going to use that base for this ottoman. Except, I like the lighter colors of her inspiration.
With no top for this coffee table, you can see why I was waiting. I did a wash of grey chalk paint on the whole base followed by dry brushing with white.
I flipped the top over and here is where we are so far. I topped the boards with 3 layers of the cheap foam egg crate bed toppers I have collected. A drop cloth was my fabric of choice that I also had on hand.
I used screws and washers to make the tufting...but I did it all wrong. It was too tight as you can see, there aren't any tufts. I was trying to decide if I undo it all or just go with it. The decision was made for me when I went to staple the fabric on the bottom, one of the screws popped off and ripped the fabric with a hole too big to use. I took out the screws and started again. This time following the way Kristi did hers. Her tutorial is fabulous.
This time it worked much better.
See the difference? I stole her idea of using googly eyes to make the buttons and hot glued them on. The top screwed onto the base easily since there were already holes in the base from the coffee table top.
Mine didn't turn out as crisp as Kristi's, but I think it turned out pretty good.