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Saturday, April 10, 2010

LURKING IN THE BASEMENT..




LURKING IN THE BASEMENT.....








..........are some huge drawers from a bathroom reno back some 5 yrs ago. Hubby wanted to throw them in the trash but I said NOOOOO!  Then I blurted out the old junkers' addage..." I'll do something with 'em, just don't touch 'em!!".  You know the saying, you all said it! So I finally came up with a project I could use one drawer for.  A giant ottoman/coffee table!!!  Always wanted one,but could never afford one.  So cut out a piece of plywood for the top, found some leftover foam from a previous project, bought some fabric and a few decorations and went to town!
       Gluing foam to plywood...( along with my fingers..)
Glued on a decorative piece I found at a yard sale....

                Top's on................and hinged for more storage.
              Now the feet ,which were table legs off a table I dissected........
 and cut up, attached............and..................TAA DAA!














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31 comments:

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very clever! Just an FYI...I removed your link from FFF and added the hyperlink directly to this post. Your original link just led to your blog. So confusing, I know! :)

Thanks for sharing this. Such a great idea.

Patti said...

Thanks, I do get a bit confused, even after reading all the blogger help. Some day I'll get the hang of it.

Amanda said...

That is so clever, I never would have thought to make that. Kudos!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Very cool idea! Who doesn't need extra storage right below their feet in front of the TV? :) A drawer is perfect!

Donna

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

That's such a cool idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I make little ottomans all the time and now if I can find some old drawers this will save me the step of creating the box base. Thanks again. Awesome.
Kristine
xx

Kolein said...

I love this! You are very creative! I found you from FJ SNS!!!

Kudos to you for saying you are going to do "it" and then "do"!!!! I'm trying to get there!!!!!

Nice to meet you!

~Kolein

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a wonderful idea. You are so creative. I am at the adage of do not throw anything away. Makes for a messy house and in my case basement, but you never know when it will come into use. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend, Sherry

TheVirginiaHouse said...

what a creative idea! You did a great job. Thanks for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Brilliant!
Now what did you do with the rest of those drawers??

Angie said...

I love how you used different feet! Can't wait to see what you do with the other drawers.

Chris said...

OH my word. This is just brilliant! Who knew it could turn out so great! Way to go!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Very nice!
I love it!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Prior said...

I just the love the elements that went into the making of this...the fabric and different feet. So creative and useful. Way to go! and thanks so much for sharing your prior drawers turned ottoman. Perfect post for a Prior Lives Party!
Lezlee

Eileen said...

Wow. I wish I'd have seen this a few days ago. I needed a new coffee table really bad. It took a while to actually find one that I liked. I love this idea. It is soooo cute.

Meg said...

This is awesome. I love the decorative touches you added! And the legs are awesome!

I'd love it if you linked up to my weekend link party! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

Mel said...

What a creative use for your drawer. Ideas like this always inspire me. Thanks for sharing.

visiting from Emily A. Clark's party.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

This turned out great--I haven't made one for a long time, but may have to now that you inspired me! Thanks for linking up!

Denise said...

What a great re-purposing! I love how you dissected a table and got such fun legs to use. That must be a huge drawer.

I totally understand the bit about telling your hubby to not throw away those drawers. If he read some blogs, he'd understand. On the other hand, after seeing how you created this ottoman, he's probably a believer!

Bella said...

Another amazing creatin on Hollyhock Farm, lol. I hope you haven't ran out of windows girl, we need some Christmas ones now. This project you did, turned out incredible. This is why I love your blog, you come up with such GREAT ideas. Totally love it. Thanks SO MUCH for linking up to **Amaze me AUgust** I really appreciate it.

Also FYI,,, I am starting another ~~Special Party~~ this week, called **6 weeks 2 JINGLE** yup all things Christmas, so when you do something really awesome, come share, :) Thanks again, Bella :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

this is fabulous! i love that you just found some junk and made something cool and functional.

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Thanks for sharing such a great idea! Love the embellishment you added too...

Take care,
Lisa

Bon said...

What a brilliant idea. I love it! And love the fabrics you chose.
Bon @ Drab to Fab
www.gorgfabgoodies.blogspot.com

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Creative!! What a great repurpose of something that others would toss away! Thanks for linking up at the 1st Project of the Year Party at WWC!

Christina said...

So creative and beautiful! You did a great job with this piece!

Thanks so much for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"!! :)

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

very clever! great job,
gail

Margo said...

What a great idea!

youresomartha said...

very smart! i've been wanting to make myself an ottoman coffee table myself, and would not have thought of this. inspiring!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a clever idea! This looks awesome!! I just saw your post on Southern Lovely. I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me back! Blessings to you!

Lindsay said...

Oh, this is such a great idea! I love how creative you were! And I love how it turned out! Thanks so much for sharing this @ Show & Share! I am so happy that you did!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Ottoman from a DRAWER! Love IT!! You got it goin' on with that creativity thing. Surely hubby understands by now ;) Thanks SO much for linking this up to the Winter Wonderland party over at I Gotta Create!

Abbie said...

What a fantastic, thrifty idea!

I actually made a DIY ottoman out of an old coffee table, but a drawer?

That's brilliant!

I would be thrilled if you would link this up at my first ever Feature Friday Free-for-All (200+ links already and growing...yes, I'm a little excited! ; )).

http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2012/01/feature-friday-free-for-all-1.html

P.S. I'm your newest follower. : )

~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)