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« on: June 24, 2004 03:29:38 PM »

Window Bench

I bought an old IKEA coffee table in the "AS IS" section, for $60. It served us well for years and I didn't want to throw it out so I thought I'd turn it into a bench. If you ware going to do this make sure it is a well made table so it doesn't crack when you sit on it! This table had stable legs and braces so it was a-ok.

I bought some 3" foam at Joann's for the base, they cut it to size for you, but I found you can just use a serated knife and do it yourself, if you're so inclined.

I used some heavier hawaiian barkcloth, and made slipcovers. When people come over they all sit on this bench and avoid the couch! It must be the eyecatching fabric...

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2004 08:55:21 PM »

That's an awesome bench!  Makes me want to add more furniture to my small small room Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2004 02:42:15 PM »

this is a good idea-- it is always easier to find coffee tables at garage sales than nice things to sit on.

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2004 02:29:53 AM »

I head straight for the "as is" section each time I visit Ikea.  Blinds for three dollars and a couch cover that fit my fouton and made it soft and lovely for five bucks.  I stuffed the cushion covers with batting and they are extra comfy. 

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2004 10:38:32 AM »

ive been meaning to make a window seat for my room, and my original idea was to use an antique trunk. they're hard to find in good condition and flat on top, so i was trying to think of other ideas. this is a cool idea!

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2004 12:51:35 PM »

oh! i like that trunk idea. good for storage...

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