I decided to 86 the whole ottoman idea and went with something more less challenging. Since I completely messed up the coffee table from my attempts to create an easy (not easy OR simple) ottoman from pinterest, I decided to just paint the coffee table.
Before I even got to work, there was a lot of sanding down the glue and applying wood putty where the holes were made on the the table and making sure that the staples that was used to place the fabric together in the prior project were also removed. The paint is by Color Place in antique white, purchased from wal-Mart months ago, originally to finish the ottoman project. I also purchased Farrow & Ball in green-blue paint and instantly gave it the look that I’ve wanted. I was very pleased. Here is the final look: