I forgot to take before pictures of the coffee table before it became a bench. It was ugly and brown and the top was really beat up. I got it for $9 on Craigslist, of course. Here is the finished product in the guest room.
I first got the idea to do this project from www.muchtodowithnothing.com. I came across her blog a long time ago while looking for bedskirt ideas and had been on the lookout for a cheap coffee table since. Once I'd finished mine I looked up her blog again and can't believe how similar the tables are! I really like the pleated slipcover and might make one of those too!
Here is how it looks with the bed. Now I just need a headboard.
And notice the bedskirt - that's the one I copied from www.muchtodowithnothing.com.
Here is the picture I copied it from. I didn't even realize until I was almost done sewing mine and went back to the picture to see how long I should make the pleats that I used the SAME FABRIC! Just in a different color. I found mine in the remnants section at Hancock Fabrics and liked it so I bought it without knowing what I would do with it.