Little Green Notebook who has two tutorials- Make an Ottoman from a Coffee Table, and a Part II, where she did a makeover on her original project. (Even more amazing is the role that ottoman eventually played in the birth of her third child.)
I thought the table had potential to go in a few different directions. It was a bit large for an end table or nightstand in our house, and a bit tall for a coffee table. I decided to make it shorter by cutting off the legs just above the shelf. Using spray adhesive, I adhered strips of 4" foam to the sides and a big square on top, making sure all of the edges and corners were padded and the foam was evenly distributed. I covered the whole thing with some quilted batting, pulled tight, and stapled it to the underside. This helped to make the corners more rounded. Last, I wrapped it in a yard of 70% off fabric I got for $13 (lucky day!) and I stapled that, too, folding the edges under around the legs and making hospital-like corners on either side.