From the picture you can sort of see the extra leather that haven't been trimmed off yet. I will paint the bottom first before I reattach the top and trim the leather.
You can see our old ottoman pushed to the side. Its about half the size of the new coffee table. I took the picture at an odd angle to see how it would look if the bottom was a dark color. Its hard to really tell because everything in the picture is darker too so you can't really see the dark and light contrast of the furniture. I already have dark brown paint so I might just use that and save some money on new paint.
Today I also went to Michaels to shop for a few things. I bought two wooden trays and a huge picture frame to hang in my room. The two wooden trays were sort of a disappointment. I figured that they were going to be small but the wood quality was pretty bad. Its not comparable to my $4 thrift store tray. The wooden trays at Michaels were only $4.99 each and with a 40% off coupon they are pretty affordable. You can see the size comparison in the picture below.
I ended buying two trays anyways because I needed a small tray for my next project and my sister wanted a tray for her room.
More projects coming soon.