Hey everyone, I have one of those flash back projects to share with you today. I have a thing for antique wooden boxes and crates in all shapes and sizes. They are wonderful for storage and I just love the texture and color of the wood and the character they add to a space. I saw this beautiful piece in an antique store and fell in love with so I asked my husband for it for my birthday. What can I say, some girls like jewelry, I like old wooden crates and stuff. (Or tools, I got a paint sprayer for Christmas and was elated! This gem became a new ottoman…
The minute I saw this crate I knew I wanted to make an ottoman out of it. Hubby cut a piece of plywood for me slightly bigger than the size of the opening for the top. I measured a piece of 3″ foam for the seat and used spray adhesive to adhere it to the board. I used an old electric knife (yes, the same type you use to carve a turkey) to cut the edges off so it wouldn’t be so square. You can probably pick one of these up at the salvation army for a few bucks. It makes a bit of a mess but does the job.
I wrapped the new top in batting to make it a little softer, measured out the fabric and cut 6″ extra around all 4 sides sides. I used heavy duty staples to attach the fabric to the wood.
I picked up little feet similar to these at Home depot for about $3 each and spray painted them Oil Rubbed Bronze. They give it just a little more height.
We also added piano hinges to open the top. And here is the final product…
I love how it turned out! It’s great storage and extra seating when we have game night!