Friday, May 23, 2014

5 projects in a Week, Project 5, Crate Ottoman and Sitting Area

Happy project 5 is done day!  Although I have had fun this week and thrilled that the cobbler's kids have shoes (i.e., I actually made some things for myself and my family), it has been a busy week, with today being really crazy.  I visited a friend and her 5 year old who is in the hospital, visited with a dear friend who now lives in Texas, but was in town, did graduation shopping, built a bench to sell...that is why this post is late, thanks for your patience (not that you all are waiting with baited breath for my little post)!
5 projects a week project 5 reclaimed wood crate ottoman http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-5-crate.html

Project 5 is mostly about this fun and useful crate ottoman, but I also will share a few other components of my porch sitting area.
5 projects a week project 5 reclaimed wood crate ottoman http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-5-crate.html
To make the crate, I started making a box with some reclaimed barnwood.
5 projects a week project 5 reclaimed wood crate ottoman http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-5-crate.html
After making the box sides, I added a plywood bottom.
5 projects a week project 5 reclaimed wood crate ottoman http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-5-crate.html
Handles were screwed into the sides and I painted it with a sparse coat of white.
5 projects a week project 5 reclaimed wood crate ottoman http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-5-crate.html
I made a top with two pieces of plywood joined with boards that fit snuggly inside the crate.
5 projects a week project 5 reclaimed wood crate ottoman http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-5-crate.html
I covered the lid with a pillow and some fabric sprayed with Scotch Guard.
5 projects a week project 5 reclaimed wood crate ottoman http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-5-crate.html
I am still going to add casters to it, but the hardware store was closed by the time I made it by there. Casters will make pulling it out to rest our feet like sweet daughter is doing here much easier.
5 projects a week project 5 reclaimed wood crate ottoman http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-5-crate.html
I wanted this ottoman for some storage, we are keeping porch blankets in it, but also I knew I needed a little something under this "table" --which is really a desk that opens up. I painted it to use it for a table because the size was right.
5 projects a week project 5 reclaimed wood crate ottoman http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-5-crate.html
I couldn't find a rug that I liked at a price I liked so I bought these carpet squares at Dollar Tree.
5 projects a week project 5 reclaimed wood crate ottoman http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-5-crate.html
I painted them with acrylic painted that I added fabric medium to and duct taped them together to make a rug for less than $20.  Hint--if you try this--the squares soak up a lot of paint--about 2 bottles of craft paint per square.  They are soft, not crunchy thanks to the fabric medium.
5 projects a week project 5 reclaimed wood crate ottoman http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-5-crate.html
I still need to recover the cushions for the chairs and the loveseat and I have a little more accessorising to do--I will share the full reveal next week sometime.  With all of my new projects, my small porch truly has become the outdoor "room" I have always wanted and I know we will spend many hours enjoying it this summer.
5 projects a week project 5 reclaimed wood crate ottoman http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-5-crate.html
Tune in tomorrow at noon MST for a link party so I can see what YOU have been working on AND a small giveaway.

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4 comments:

  1. Love your painted squares idea! and the ottoman is gorgeous!

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  2. I must confess. I do wait, but with bated breath, not baited breath, lest I attract an undesirable varmint of some kind! Lol. Please tell me Becky what is fabric medium & where do you get it? Thanks for another great tutorial. BTW, did you hinge the lid on the ottoman or not?

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  3. Your desk/table gave me huge inspiration this morning... I painted a table I found all white and it just wasn't working for me until I saw this... Now I painted the top duck egg blue and it looks awesome!! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Susan

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  4. you are so creative! I was just at Dollar Tree yesterday and saw similar carpet squares but wasn't in love with the gray. Totally love how you brightened up the squares! And your ottoman is adorable! Beautiful fabric!

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