Monday, January 17, 2011

Have a Seat!

Our house is cozy, well it's small, and I love it that way!  I'm all about getting the most out of things, including furniture.  I try to use furniture that can work double duty.  We needed more seating in our living room so I designed a bench that would work as a seating option, hold our cable box and blue ray player, and have drawers for storage.  I drew the plans, and one week later Jeremy had it made!

I used an old foam mattress for the cushion and found some pretty fabric for the cover. I made the throw pillows to add some color.  I love this bench, it fits right in our cozy home.

We also needed something in the entry way for storage, so again I designed a bench that could also be used as storage.
 I used the same foam mattress for this seat and covered it with burlap.  The bins are from Ikea, I attached chipboard letters for the labels.  My favorite part about this bench is the top lifts up for hidden storage.

I painted both benches white and made replaceable cushions and pillows so I could change colors if I wanted in the future.  Hope you can come over and have a seat in our cozy home.

7 comments:

  1. so looks like Mr. Jeremy is crafty too. So what goes in the "Dry" bin?

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  2. He is very crafty! The towels to dry off the dogs (it rains here everyday!) when they come inside go in the dry bin.

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  3. Next post idea: close up pics on those darling pillows! Love Lisa

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  4. Oh, I can do that for you Lisa.

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  5. Lisa, you're the bomb because I too want to see more pillows :)

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  6. love, love, love christy!! wish i was crafty! love the pillows!!!!
    angela

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  7. Thanks Ang, I have so much fun doing it.

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