Recently a friend of mine was getting ready for her in-laws to arrive. While she was tidying up her house everything looked good but her focus went straight to her furniture. She was embarrassed by her furniture! She didn’t want her in-laws to see her torn up furniture.
My friend called a few places looking for someone to recover this table. But hearing the prices and lack of follow through from these companies was nerve racking and she contacted me for help.
Here’s what I do when I’m looking at revamping a piece of furniture. I go through a few steps in my mind to see whether or not the time involved in this piece is worth the transformation and here are the questions I asked.
No Sew ReUpholstered Coffee Table
1.) Can we use the existing material? Yes. The frame was in excellent shape and even though the fabric was torn, we could still use that for the padding.
2.) How easy is it to take apart?
On this project. Super Easy – The legs of the table were framed and screwed right into the bottom of the padded top.
3.) How much is the material to reupholster it? – In this case, we didn’t need a lot of material. The cost really depends on how much fabric you need and the material you choose to get. Buy fabric by the yard online and the design possibilities are endless.
4.) How much labor is involved. Not much. There is no sewing involved. All I needed was my Stanley Staple Gun and scissors. I stapled all of the fabric underneath around the edges and simply cut the excess fabric with my scissors.
The hardest part of this project was getting some clean edges.
Once I had the top finished, I screwed the top back into the frame of the coffee table and that’s it. It was done. In less than 30 minutes we reupholster this padded coffee table. The transformation is amazing and not to mention cheap! It was was cheaper than buying a new coffee table.
Stay tuned for my upcoming article… Stop Wasting Time and Just Get Rid of It!
Where I share my reasons why some pieces of furniture aren’t worth refinishing.
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