Coffee Table Revamped

One of my first love since my college days is Interior Design. I am no expert on this but this is one of the things I am very passionate about. Most of my influence came from watching Lifestyle Network’s Home TV shows. I wouldn’t missed it for the world! I could sit the whole day and just watch those shows. But those were the days when all i had to think about was school and myself. Since I started working, i don’t usually have the luxury to sit around and be a couch potato. I don’t get to watch my fave Lifestyle Network shows anymore as often as I want to and so I take credit now my inspiration for house interior designs to www.bhg.com. They have it all covered from Cooking, baking to Gardening to Interior design ideas and my fave among the sections of BHG is the DIY Projects. So this is how my coffee table began its journey to a fab makeover.

We moved in to our new small space last June this year. It was very exciting and stressful with all the loading and unloading of our old and new house stuff. We bought most of our things from Mandaue Foam Cebu. They offer a great deal of furniture with different varieties of style from contemporary to modern designs. I have been eyeing on a white modern coffee table in Mandaue Foam but it was quite too big for our living area. It’s hard to find something that will fit in when you have very limited space. So I didn’t have any choice but to customize. Customized furniture can be quite expensive and it’s hard to find someone or a company who will just make something for just one person. So i did some scavenging in my mom’s place and found two vintage tables during the 80′s under the grand stair with dust all over it. When I saw the tables, i immediately knew what to to do with it. I had envisioned exactly what it’s going to look like after the makeover. I consider myself so blessed to be living just right across an upholstery shop. I can clearly see “Bobong’s Upholstery Shop” signage in my window. It’s no fancy shop. It’s dirty, dusty and disorganized but they really do a neat and clean finish to whatever upholstering you want them to do. So I had the vintage table upholstered and showed them my inspiration. Two days after of waiting and excitement, it was finally delivered in my doorstep. I cut the legs shorter of the other one since it’s going to be too tall for a coffee table in the living. I placed the second one at the side of the sofa. Below are some photos of my revamped Coffee Table from vintage to modern. (Too bad i was not able to take a photo of the original table.)

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This is the upholstered coffee table and I was very happy when I saw it!

Here are the details of the stitches and that white button like at the center

This is my inspiration. :)