Buying new furniture is not necessary when you can renew old ones. You will save some money and can design furniture that suits your current decor and taste. With a little effort, turn the leather storage ottoman coffee table into something that looks brand new and is more functional. With a fresh layer of upholstery fabric, you can turn an old ottoman into a conspicuous piece. Even novice crafters can complete both projects in one afternoon.
Wallpapering a coffee table
Clean the oily residue or dirt from the top of the table. Wipe it with alcohol so the padding will stay better. Measure the length and width of the top of the coffee table, knowing how much upholstery fabric and padding you need. Measure and mark your measurements length and width with chalk. Cut out the piece of fabric with scissors. Cut out the foam pad using a carpet knife or scissors. Craft or sewing stores carry different sizes and thicknesses of upholstery.
Place the fabric upholstery on the floor, right side down. Place the padding on top of it. Adjust the fabric so that it is the same on all sides. Fold the fabric onto the bottom of the foam liner and glue it in place. Work on opposite sides and pull the fabric taut when gluing it in place on the upholstery. Place pins, if necessary, in the fabric and padding to keep them in place while the glue dries. Apply glue along the lower edges and center section padding, as well as at the top of the table. Place padding in place on top of the leather storage coffee table. Press down on the pad to hold it in the table; Let the glue dry.