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« on: December 04, 2007 10:46:19 PM »

(This is my very first post and my first project of this kind.)
So after searching all day, I found this ugly thing at the Salvation Army priced at $9.99. I asked for a better price and got it for $6.99.

It appeared to have been homemade and using some upholstery fabric-you know, the kind that your grandma has on her couch that no one will sit on.... yuck!

After pulling out about a million staples and prying out a lot of nails, removing the gross stuffing stuff i ended up with a box basically. a STINKY box. (after an entire day of spraying with lysol, febreeze and body spray it finally smelled better)   Smiley

So i went to the store and bought a 2x4, foam, black lining fabric, microsuede upholstery fabric, a staple gun and staples, hinges, thick batting, fence post toppers for the feet and a hacksaw. BTW- i started this project on Dec 1st and got it done just in time! I told you i was a procrastinator!
These are the during shots...

This is where the hacksaw came in, the screws are permanently attached to these and they were too long so i had to saw a little bit off.  I painted these with some paint i already had.

And the completed project!

I am going to put the hinges on later so i can just flip it open. I plan on putting magazines or the remotes or maybe a blanket in there. I love it, let me know what you think!

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007 11:29:20 PM »

That's a really great transformation, I love those storage ottomans. Hmmmm... must make one for myself...

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007 03:57:43 AM »

That is a great transformation!  It was so fun to look through all of the pictures and seeing it come along.

Wow, the first piece was nasty. Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007 04:47:26 AM »

Great job!  It looks like a completely different piece of furniture.
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007 05:23:00 AM »

This is so amazing and a very creative way to dress up a "stinky box."  Great Find!

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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007 05:24:48 AM »

Wow! You really re-hauled that thing. Seeing it all taken apart makes me think you could have made that all from scratch. You are really great at reupolstering furniture.

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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007 06:54:07 AM »

You ave inspired me.  I have been looking for a storage ottoman for awhile (Inever thought of just making one!!)

I must go get the power tools out now...

Great Job!

« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007 07:27:24 AM »

Great Job!!!  I'm so proud of you! =0)  It will be really cool with the hinges on it!  I love the legs too!  And I love you!
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007 07:49:23 AM »

Very cool! Awesome job.

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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007 09:00:29 AM »

That would totally match my living room! I am now wondering if I can do something like that. LOL
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