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.
To make the crate, I started making a box with some reclaimed barnwood.
After making the box sides, I added a plywood bottom.
Handles were screwed into the sides and I painted it with a sparse coat of white.
I made a top with two pieces of plywood joined with boards that fit snuggly inside the crate.
I covered the lid with a pillow and some fabric sprayed with Scotch Guard.
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.
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.
I couldn't find a rug that I liked at a price I liked so I bought these carpet squares at Dollar Tree.
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.
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.
Tune in tomorrow at noon MST for a link party so I can see what YOU have been working on AND a small giveaway.
Linking up at Funky Junk Interiors