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« on: August 22, 2005 04:21:46 PM »

Anyone have any experience with making seating arrangements?
OK, so here is my dilema... I live in an apartment with my boyfriend, nice sized place... but he has a lot of friends... we have one couch in our living room, thats it... I have 4 kitchen chairs that we bring in, but I prefer not to use those (theyve been in storage, im afraid they might break because they seem brittle) and it drives me nuts when his friends rock in them (another way to break the chairs!)

so, im trying ti figure out an inexpensive way to make another "seat" in the room. doesn't have to be a chair! I was thinking more along the lines of maybe an ottoman (sp?) Or a small bench.. As of yet I haven't found one that I can re-cover... Has anyone had any luck making one out of wood and covering it? Im pretty handy with powertools and I have a ton of scrap wood..

If I can't find anything or make anything,  I can always find a thrift chair and somehow make it a lil more comfortable......

« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005 02:00:13 PM »

How about floor cushions?  My new place is small so I went and bought large dog beds (cheaper than pillows) when my friends come over they grab a pillow.  Then when they leave I stack them in the corner.

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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2005 02:08:53 PM »

I am in the process of turning a coffee table into a bench. It is a sturdy 60's style table with crome legs and a famica (sp) top. The plan is to glue down some foam that I cut to fit and cover it with fabric (the underside is particle board so it should be stapable). Did that make sense. I plan on using it as an end of the bed bench. My mom did the something similar to a coffee table she had,but for hers she just made a cushion that sits on top and put pillows on top of it (it sits against the wall so you can lean on the pillows)
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005 02:25:15 PM »

some stores are having back to college sales that you may want to look into. i know my walmart had stoage ottomans on sale for $25. sometimes you can find a goodwill that carries only furniture, and they might have something.

« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2005 03:31:28 PM »

Thanks for all of the ideas! I like the coffee table idea, i dont think i have the room for that, but i guess it could work with a short end table!

I ended up going to the salvation army today but unfortunately didn't find anything stable enough... i'll keep looking.. but in the mean time I will definitly try walmart and target, and places like that.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2005 02:17:00 PM »

Another place to look is at the furniture stores.  When someone buys new furniture, some stores take the old furniture in trade.
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