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  1. La Petite Vie
    October 13, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is beyond AMAZING!!!! So in love! It's perfect! Pinning this as a future diy. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Donna @ Snowbound
    October 13, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    It's gorgeous! Well done!

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  3. Holly
    October 13, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

    That looks great!!! You did an amazing job and your tutorial is perfect!!! Could you do a king sized headboard now? I need the tut. for that!!
    Great job!

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  4. thegreatlakesgirl
    October 13, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    Wow, wow, wow! That looks so fabulous, if I hadn't seen the tutorial I wouldn't believe that it didn't come from a high end store.

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  5. Lauren
    October 13, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    WOW! You did such an amazing job!

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  6. Jenni
    October 13, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is amazing! It is absolutely beautiful! I love how it turned out, and also the color you chose for the wood. πŸ™‚

    I hope you have a lovely day!

    Blessings,
    Jenni

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  7. Jenny
    October 13, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    OH my goodness, I have had this project on my mind for a while but the tuffting just seemed so difficult. Thanks for the tutorial. I am definitely going to revisit my idea. I love how yours turned out. It looks awesome!

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  8. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    October 13, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    OH WOW! julie that is AMAZING!

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  9. Katie
    October 13, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    This is awesome!! I seriously love it! You did a great job on the tufting! Love the color your painted the base too!

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  10. Kristen@fit2feelbetter
    October 13, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    This is awesome! You have such vision.

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  11. Object of Maya*ffection
    October 13, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

    It's GORGEOUS! You make it seem so easy! dAnd it was an Ethan Allen piece- good score!

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  12. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    October 13, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    You did a fantastic job on this, Julie! It would cost several hundreds of dollars to buy one like this.

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  13. Deborah
    October 13, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

    It is BEAUTIFUL !!!!! I'm definitely going to have to try this. Thanks for the step-by-step instructions.

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  14. Katie Franck
    October 13, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    Wow you did a fabulous job!!

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  15. Jenny
    October 13, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

    So, so pretty!! I love it – very elegant and I'm a sucker for just about anything tufted. πŸ™‚

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  16. Jordan G.
    October 13, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    I love it! I'm feeling a strong need to visit my local Goodwill. Thanks!

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  17. Claire
    October 13, 2011 @ 11:06 pm

    What a lovely job you made of that, and a great tutorial too. I don't even *need* an ottoman, but I'm tempted to give that a try!

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  18. Karen
    October 14, 2011 @ 12:17 am

    Wow. Wow. Wow!!! I'm speechless! Fantastic effort:) God bless x

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  19. Stuff and Nonsense
    October 14, 2011 @ 12:59 am

    your newly tufted table is lovely!

    what a fabulous job and
    detailed tutorial you provided as well

    thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

    alison

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  20. A Vintage Vine
    October 14, 2011 @ 1:38 am

    Thanks for all the tips on the tufting…I bet you were sore! Great job it looks really good!

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  21. cheryl @ nefotlak.
    October 14, 2011 @ 1:48 am

    super clever!!!!
    love it!
    cheryl xox.

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  22. NanaDiana
    October 14, 2011 @ 2:01 am

    Julie girl! You are amazing! I have a round table that I have been thinking about doing this with…and I only want to do one big hole in the middle. You make it look easy-although I know it's not (knot)..Maybe I will tackle that job this Fall after all! xo Diana

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  23. Liz Marie
    October 14, 2011 @ 2:09 am

    Holy crap. Your house is beautiful… You are amazing & so inspirational! I love your ottoman you did such a great job!!!

    xx Liz Marie

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  24. Lindy
    October 14, 2011 @ 2:24 am

    This is soooo perfect! Seriously amazing. And your floors are gorgeous too! Love it!

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  25. Between Blue and Yellow
    October 14, 2011 @ 2:24 am

    That is awesome! Great job, I have a coffee table and some foam I bought a while ago just waiting to be turned into an ottoman. Thanks for the step by step.

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  26. OAK House 5.
    October 14, 2011 @ 2:45 am

    Well done! I made one of these in my senior year of high school homemaking class! I love it and change the fabric on it as styles change. Very cool.

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  27. Sunnyside Dru
    October 14, 2011 @ 3:05 am

    fantastic!!

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  28. Kristen @ Urban Farmhouse
    October 14, 2011 @ 3:20 am

    This is by far the BEST "coffee table turned ottoman makeover" I've seen! πŸ™‚ New Follower!!!

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  29. Heather
    October 14, 2011 @ 6:44 am

    awesome!!

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  30. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage
    October 14, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

    Unbelievable!! This came out gorgeous- and the tufting is fantastic! I have tried to do tufting before- it can be difficult to get it to look good! You did an excellant job! Sharing this on FB- Thanks for sharing at FNF πŸ™‚

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  31. Jenny @ Simcoe Street
    October 14, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    I love this — I am pinning it!

    Jenny
    http://www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  32. Susanne @ FarmGirly
    October 14, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    Beautiful! Very elegant. I just love anything tufted!

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  33. michele
    October 14, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    i love it too!

    come visit anytime.

    michele

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  34. Vintage Home
    October 14, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

    amazing job!

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  35. ladywiththeredrocker
    October 14, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    Wow! This looks amazing! This tut is very easy to follow and understand. You did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing! I am pinning this. πŸ™‚
    Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

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  36. T.@WhatWeKeep
    October 14, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    I love it! Very impressive. : )

    ~Tina

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  37. www.MaisonStGermain.com
    October 14, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    WOW!!!!It came out fabulous! Thank so much for sharing how to do it too. I am your newest follower. Don't want to miss a thing;)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  38. Carisa
    October 14, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    Oh my gosh! So stinking cute! I LOVE it! Great job, not sure I will ever get up the courage to upholster something myself. Way to go!

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  39. American Swede Photography
    October 15, 2011 @ 12:29 am

    I LOVE it! I have been wanting an ottoman for our living room, so if you see your idea copied someday, don't be surprised. πŸ™‚

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  40. PitterAndGlink
    October 15, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    This looks amazing!!!

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  41. Shirley
    October 15, 2011 @ 1:14 am

    Wow, wow, wow!!!! It is absolutley stunning!

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  42. chair up
    October 15, 2011 @ 1:24 am

    I always love meeting kindred spirits and sisters-in-Christ!!!
    A friend sent me this link on facebook and challenged me to have a go. What a fantastic project, it looks amazing.
    Angex

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  43. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane
    October 15, 2011 @ 2:31 am

    It's so funny when I start thinking about doing a project that someone else in blogland completes it and gives me a full tutorial. This ended up looking amazing and thanks for all the steps!

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  44. High Street Cottage
    October 15, 2011 @ 2:59 am

    First off, the glimpses of your home…gorgeous!!!
    And second, the project was brilliant!
    Who would think one of those glass topped coffee tables could end up looking so amazing as a tufted ottoman, and add a tray and it's still a handy coffee table, well done!

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  45. Kristen
    October 15, 2011 @ 3:01 am

    That is fantastic!

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  46. Kerry Rossow
    October 15, 2011 @ 3:04 am

    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! That is gorgeous!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

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  47. very merry vintage style
    October 15, 2011 @ 3:31 am

    This is really pretty. Great idea and it turned out gorgeous!
    Mary

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  48. Revi
    October 15, 2011 @ 4:01 am

    I have a big square wood coffee table that once had glass inserts, and I've wanted to do a similar project for a while now! Thanks for your great instructions!
    -Revi

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  49. The Rosegarden in Malevik
    October 15, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    There you have done a great job πŸ™‚
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  50. Renewed Upon a Dream
    October 15, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    Wow this is amazing! You did such a wonderful job & I totally WANT it! πŸ™‚ Wish I had a place for one I'd be going out to buy materials today!

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  51. Emily
    October 15, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    This is beautiful! I have the same type of goodwill coffee table and I might have to think about doing something like this. Thanks for sharing all your steps!

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  52. Ruth
    October 15, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    This is absolutely perfect. I love it. Thanks for sharing this amazing tutorial. I will be looking for one of these tables.

    I am having a giveaway on my blog. Hope you can stop by.

    Ruth

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  53. Megan Brooke
    October 15, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    This looks amazing! It makes me want to turn my coffee table into an ottoman!!

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  54. Jennifer Wiser
    October 15, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

    you never cease to amaze me..constantly looking at your beautiful things.in awe that you are my friend πŸ™‚ LOL..wishing I had even the remotest hint of the craftiness it would take to tackle that project..but since i don't i live vicariously through you — hoping one day, that you will come and spend approximately one month with me and make me all kinds of fabulous things for my home πŸ˜‰ you are awesome. πŸ™‚

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  55. Ivy and Elephants
    October 15, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

    That was absolutely amazing. You did such a magnificent job. I can't shut my mouth at how beautiful that came up. Each tuft is perfect. Also, your house is gorgeous. Thanks soooo much for sharing your talent!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  56. Pamela
    October 15, 2011 @ 11:34 pm

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE this I've seen a lot of this type of ottoman created, but yours sky rockets to the top of the list as my favorite! Well done my dear! πŸ™‚

    Pamela @ pbjstories.blogspot.com

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  57. mrshinesclass
    October 16, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    This is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass.wordpress.com

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  58. dana @ wonder forest
    October 16, 2011 @ 12:57 am

    this is amazing! it looks sooo good!
    hi from your newest follower!
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  59. shellyandrade
    October 16, 2011 @ 2:06 am

    AWESOME!!!!

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  60. Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops}
    October 16, 2011 @ 3:14 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It looks amazing… great job! I love your entire living room… the floors, the big windows, your paint color…. perfection πŸ™‚

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  61. Delightful Deets
    October 16, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    Amazing! I will be pinning this and hope to use it in the future, thanks for sharing!

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  62. Good Time Charlie
    October 16, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    This is so gorgrous, and sucha fantasatictutorial! I would love it if you had tinme to link his up to my party befor it closes tonight @ midnight! Redoux.blogspot.com

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  63. Meg
    October 17, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    Oh, it looks fantastic!!! I love the canvas idea and your tutorial is so great I'm sure even I could attempt this! GREAT job!

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  64. Just Simply Live
    October 17, 2011 @ 2:34 am

    I love it. great job πŸ™‚

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  65. Liz @ thequickjourney.blogspot.com
    October 17, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    What?!?!?! i love that you made that out of a table. who would have 'thunk' it??? i don't just love your ottoman, but i LOVE your entire room!!!

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  66. Mel @ junkinjunky.blogspot.com/
    October 17, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    That is stunning! Fabulously done.

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  67. Christina
    October 17, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

    Looooooooooooooooooooove this ottoman! Beautiful job!!! The tufting turned out spectacular.

    Take care,
    Christina
    designingbynumbers.blogspot.com

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  68. Yay! DIY
    October 17, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    This is a fabulous project!!!! It's so impressive – I love the color choice!
    Erin from YAYDIY.com

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  69. Angela Jennings
    October 18, 2011 @ 1:21 am

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

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  70. dooleynoted
    October 18, 2011 @ 2:33 am

    This is so great!

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  71. flipflopsallyear
    October 18, 2011 @ 6:44 am

    That is gorgeous, I love it!

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  72. aimee
    October 18, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    Wow this looks fab i love it. new follower here xxx

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  73. Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com
    October 18, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    Seriously…this is so AMAZING! I love it!

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  74. Sarah, Three Boys
    October 19, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    You seriously rocked it with this makeover!! A coffee table???? Amazing.

    If you would like I would love for you to stop over for my very first link party and chalk paint giveaway! I know my readers would just love it!

    http://www.threeboys.net/2011/10/vintage-furniture-link-party-1-chalk.html

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  75. J's mom
    October 20, 2011 @ 1:58 am

    Love it! Please post this, and anything else you may have,in my link party at
    http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/

    Thanks,

    Peggy

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  76. Sommer
    October 20, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    Ahhhhmazing work! It's to die for! I have featured this at my VIP party this weekend. Please stop by and grab a button =) Xoxo!

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  77. Stuff and Nonsense
    October 20, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

    i love what you did with this project so much
    that i decided to feature it
    on this week's edition of
    fridays unfolded!

    alison

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  78. Gwen @ The Bold Abode
    October 20, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    holy smackers! Button me up and call me a cab, cuz that spectacular and I wish I'd a thunk it up first!

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  79. Meg
    October 20, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

    Ah, heck I featured you, too. πŸ™‚ Great job!

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  80. Kathy
    October 21, 2011 @ 12:52 am

    I am so loving this! This is exactly what I have been wanting to do – just need to find the right table! Yours is fantastic!
    Kathy

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  81. At The Picket Fence
    October 21, 2011 @ 1:42 am

    That is seriously A-MA-ZING!! I just absolutely love it and I'm beyond impressed with this project. It looks gorgeous! I saw it featured over at Stuff and Nonsense and had to come and take a look at it in more detail. Well done!
    Vanessa

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  82. Jennifer
    October 21, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    I love this! What a fantastic DIY transformation! I'm featuring this on my site today! I hope you'll stop by!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  83. *Shabby LOCO!*
    October 21, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    Awesome instructions! Thank you for all the detailed picts. too! It came out bad a$$!
    Great Job =)

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  84. Vanessa
    October 22, 2011 @ 5:39 am

    So pretty! I would love for you to link this up at Do Something Crafty Friday: http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/2011/10/do-something-crafty-10.html

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  85. ClassiclyAmber
    October 22, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

    So fabby~!

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  86. Dennis D.
    October 22, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

    Unbelievable job on this. You inspired me to try it myself

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  87. Peggy
    October 23, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    Julie – that is beautiful – I have a coffee table just begging for this treatment – thanks for the "how-to's"!
    Peggy

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  88. SarahSkier
    October 27, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Wonderful job! I am so impressed and love the idea! Thank you for taking step-by-step pictures!

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  89. Stephanie
    November 1, 2011 @ 2:39 am

    Julie you out did yourself! The tutorial was great as well. I love how it looks. The height looks great. Love it!

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  90. Diana Rae
    November 8, 2011 @ 2:25 am

    Love the ottoman!!! Great job πŸ™‚
    I just found your blog today… so I joined. I too am a DIY'r and recently started a blog… come check it out if you have a chance…
    Blessings, Diana

    http://www.AnyoneCanDecorate.blogspot.com

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  91. Sherryd
    November 8, 2011 @ 2:55 am

    Oh my goodness that pattern is just awesome! You make it look so easy that I have to try it at a later date!

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  92. samaa
    November 9, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

    Wow, love it! It's really beautiful πŸ™‚ The pleats can't have been easy! But I'd still love to try it someday!

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  93. Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
    November 9, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    SOOO much work, but it looks amazing. I have to go back and ogle it some more.

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  94. Analog Girl
    November 13, 2011 @ 5:25 am

    This is sooo gorgeous! Thank you for sharing how you made it! I am keeping my eyes peeled for a table with similar legs so I can make one for my living room. I'm totally pinning this!

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  95. OliviaJanae
    January 26, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    Hi! GREAT project!! You did a fantastic job on it! Infact, my husband and I are so inspired we already went out and bought a table to start this ourselves! We've been searching for reasonably priced foam and have had a hard time finding it! Where did you get yours and do you mind me asking for how much?? Thanks for the help!!

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    • Julie
      January 26, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

      So glad you've decided to try it! I buy my foam at a foam outlet in my area. I would google "foam rubber" or "upholstery supplies" in your area to find it. Mine cost around $30 from what I can remember. Feel free to email me if you have further questions!

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  96. Liz and Josh
    January 27, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    Love this & can't wait to try it!! Did you attach the top to the base (with legs) last after the top was complete? How did you attach it after it had already been upholstered? Thanks!

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    • Julie
      January 27, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

      Yes, the top is attached at the end by screwing it on from the bottom up. In our case, there were small brackets that had held the original top to the base, so we just re-used them. You can buy small brackets from any hardware store if they don't come with the table.

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  97. cherylsw
    January 28, 2012 @ 3:34 am

    where did you get the foam from? I am finding it mighty expensive…and some not even wider than 24". please let me know! i am so excited to get this done!!

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    • Julie
      January 28, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

      See my reply above to OliviaJanae about where I got mine. Good luck on your search!

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  98. Erin
    February 3, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    Love this! I want to make one and I think I found a table that will work… It's the same size as yours but the edges are more rounded and have a carved detail. Do you think the foam would go around the edge weird, or will it be fluffy enough to balance out?

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    • Julie
      February 3, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

      I'm not sure. I removed the original top from mine & used a piece of board which just had a straight edge. I think it would depend on HOW rounded & carved it is. If it's only slightly, it may work.

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  99. irocks
    February 17, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

    Wow a fantastic job you have done there! I'm mesmerized!

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  100. Brianne
    February 25, 2012 @ 4:19 am

    a lot of people do these but i have not seen one as good as yours!

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  101. {twenty}something
    May 31, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    Found this on Pinterest and pinned it months ago. I JUST finished my ottoman and post and linked back to my inspiration. I have some great pictures over at: http://www.twentysomethingtransue.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-make-upholstered-tufted-ottoman.html. Thanks!

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  102. Rose
    June 22, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    Awesome ottoman! Thanks so much for the great tut. I just happen to have a table similar in size to yours. I bought it for the glass top so to make an outdoor table for my patio. Now I know what to do with the rest of it. Love it!!

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  103. Delphine Woltz
    June 26, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    I love your ottoman!!!!!!!! one of the best ones i've seen…quick question…though..how did you attach the particle board after it was tufted to the goodwill coffee table itself? Thanks!

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    • Julie
      June 27, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

      I used L brackets that had held the original top in place. If your table is not attached that way, you might try buying some small ones at a hardware store.

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  104. Rach
    July 13, 2012 @ 12:44 am

    Julie I love this ottoman and just about every thing you post for crying out loud!
    I am now ready to make this ottoman, I'm also using drop cloth, (because it's awesome, and I couldn't find anything else that matched our sofa that I liked) so i have a question for you regarding the fabric? Did you put a scotch guard on it or anything? How has it kept up to dirty feet? : ) : )

    Thank you!

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  105. Jessica Calderon
    August 7, 2012 @ 5:21 am

    Loved this! Been wanting to do this with some furniture but did not know if it was possible. Thanks so much !

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  106. osmanliansiklopedisi
    December 6, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    Thanks for blog πŸ™‚

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  107. shoppinmel
    March 5, 2014 @ 4:51 am

    Holy cow, I am totally in love with your ottoman! You did such a fantastic job. Off to Craigslist to find a gem. πŸ˜‰

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  108. Jennifer Dalton
    November 25, 2014 @ 3:10 am

    Your ottoman is simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing! I have been searching for an ottoman forever but don't want to pay an arm and a leg. I absolutely love this idea and want to go for it How much fabric did you use? I have found the fabric I want online, but I have no idea how much to order. I want to make sure I have plenty but don't want to go crazy. I am looking to find a table similar to the size of yours. Thanks in advance!!

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    • Julie
      November 25, 2014 @ 3:21 am

      Ugh! That's a hard question, especially without having exact measurements of the table you'll use. However, I would be careful if you use a 36" table like I did because most decor fabrics come in 54" width which may not be quite enough to compensate for the depth of the foam and the tufting. I wish a had a more definite answer for you! I would suggest making approx a 6 inch allowance for each "tuft", plus the depth of foam and a couple inches for wrapping under.

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  109. Jennifer Dalton
    November 25, 2014 @ 5:27 pm

    The fabric I am looking at ordering is 54 inches, and you order it by the yard. What was the approx. depth of your foam?

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  110. Jessica Williams
    February 5, 2015 @ 11:30 pm

    How does the top attach to the bottom? I am missing that part of how this works. I love what you did and have a nearly identical table that will be converted as soon as I find fabric I love and have a free weekend!

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    • Julie
      February 5, 2015 @ 11:44 pm

      We just screwed the top back on with the same screws we had taken off of the original top πŸ™‚

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