Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Blanket box to window seat

I acquired this blanket box/ottoman type thing a few months ago and it has been sitting around waiting to be made over.

Finally the time came when there was a clear space in the house to sand and paint it because the garage is full of man stuff!

I removed the legs (it was too high with them), sanded the box bit and gave it a coat of undercoat then 2 coats of a matt wood paint. I then cut a 1 inch thick piece of foam to the size of the lid and covered the foam in a layer of wadding and then fabric.

skirting board is coming soon!!

Very simple but I love it, perfect for hiding all the kids art things that I don't want living in the carpeted bedrooms and nice to sit on and look out the window!

Linking to some of these linky parties!


  1. I would love a window seat - the fabric is gorgeous! Great makeover!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  2. Great make-over and such a useful object to have around the home!

    S x

  3. ADORABLE!!! I think somebody needs to open up an Etsy shop. ;)


  4. Nice posts and very interesting photo. Thank for your sharing. I will surely recommend it to all of my friend. At the same time, I would like to invite you to visit my blog and share more baby things with you.

  5. this looks fantastic, I need to find a blanket box!

  6. visiting from take a look tuesday. I love love the material you have used for the cushion!!!

  7. wow, now that is a really neat shaped box. I love what you did with it!

  8. That's such a neat ottoman. Turned out so cute! I love the polka dot fabric!

  9. Really cute!

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    We'd love it if you would link back to BeBetsy at the bottom of your post. xo

    Have a great week~
    Sharon and Denise!

  10. Beautiful Alison! Love that dotty fabric.
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  11. Alison
    This is such a great idea! I just love the polka dots, too. Thank you so much for Linking Up at Brag About It @VMG206 this week. We are so happy to have you join us!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Please Link Up at my NEW party!! Open NOW (Sat thru Fri) @ DIY Showcase Link Party

  12. I love your window seat! You did such an awesome job! I am new from southern charm. I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back! Nicole

  13. This is a lovely makeover. I am definitely in favour of furniture to hold the millions of things we need but could otherwise be thought of as clutter :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity