Sunday, September 21, 2014

Window Seat Crate

Here is a short post on something I worked on the other day. I have really neglected my blog this summer, due to being busy with garden parties and the usual summer activities that go on. Hopefully I can make up for it this winter since I won’t be doing the parties and have plans to share with you things I will be working on for the vintage sale next June. (it never hurts to work ahead) Smile

  A few years ago I had picked up this old wooden box, or crate at a garage sale…

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It sure is nothing fancy but I thought for $4.00, surely I can do something beneficial with it.

First I gave it a coat of white water based paint  I had sitting around here…

 

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I wanted to make a seat with a hinged lid for it so I cut a piece of plywood to fit on top…

 

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I wanted the seat to be padded but I didn’t have a piece of foam on hand. I debated going to an upholstery place to buy a piece, but then some carpet padding in the shop caught my eye that we had left over from the boy’s rooms.

Since it was only an inch thick, I cut three pieces the size of the plywood.

 

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I had recently picked up a piece of outdoor fabric at Zincks, a local fabric outlet store, that I liked and fortunately fit perfectly over the padding and plywood.

 

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After stapling the fabric securely onto the plywood, the seat was complete.

Again, here is the “before”…

 

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And now the “after”…

 

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I also added some old screen door handles to make it look more “benchy.”

 

I hope I inspired you to think twice before passing by old, junky looking finds and seeing possible potential!

 

Thanks for visiting, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. An inspiration once again...God Bless!!!!

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