Wednesday, July 15, 2009

a new lease of life...


It is great when you can reuse and recycle furniture that you already have lying around the house. When JJ turned her guest bedroom into a playroom, these cheap IKEA bedside tables were no longer needed for their original purpose. So she came up with the idea of putting them together with a tailored cushion, creating a little bench seat with room for books underneath. They now make a perfect spot to sit with a magazine and a cup of tea while the little ones play, and a great place to read a story.
In both of our 'dream' houses we would have enormous built-in window seats with loads of comfy cushions and heaps of hidden storage... until our grand plans materialise, it is always fun (and much more economical!) to make do!

12 comments:

messyfish said...

nice one!

Shaz said...

They look fabulous - what a clever idea.

Boutique Markets said...

Making do certainly works here!

That looks amazing, and so easy to do...if only I could sew :(

Rachael

Kylie said...

What a fabulous idea - it looks great! :) K

Peg and Kate said...

Great Idea!

Cyma said...

Such a clever idea and it looks great!

compulsively compiled said...

I love this. I have been thinking about what to do with a corner I have empty here and this would work well.

I love the striped pillow fabric too. I just purchased some just like it!

Sharnel said...

That's a fabulous idea. Gorgeous!

Anna Joy said...

i love this! did she make the bench cushion? i want to do this to the hack coffee table that i don't use anymore!

heathashli said...

Which IKEA nightstand?

Anonymous said...

It looks great. I wonder too, which IKEA nightstand?

debtkickingmama said...

It looks like a Lack TV stand.