Disclaimer: We DO NOT claim to know what in the WORLD we are doing with upholstery and we were basically flying by the seat of our DIY PANTS! EDIT: PLEASE know that is my husbands big hairy hand, not mine. Not that I could be a hand model or anything. I'm just wanting you to know!
This is the little built in desk/reading nook that I revealed last week. It's MOSTLY done but not quite. That area over there under the pendant light is a storage bench that lifts up. We wanted it to be cozy and cushy on the kids tushes so we decided to make a cushion that would come off and then you could open the bench. If you go back to the initial built in post,you'll see that that area has some odd little notches too it. I'm sure a professional upholsterer wouldn't bat an eyelash at that but we did. Well, I did, Matt's has too much testosterone to bat eyelashes. ANYWAY, we went to Joann's and luckily the HIGH DENSITY foam and the batting were 50 percent off. SCORE! Then we hopped over to our second home (Home Depot) and picked up a drop cloth for about 5 bucks. It's a little one, 5 x 5 I think and we didn't know it till we got home but it was backed in plastic. THAT could be handy with the 3 rug rats we have that don't think we know that they take drinks and snacks in the family room when they THINK we don't know it! Plus remember we have 2 boxers that happen to have droopy black liver lips that occasionally bring in miscellaneous items adhered to their lips after being outside. I'm not sure but there lips contain some mystery substance akin to Gorilla Glue. We find all kinds of odds and ends stuck to their lips unknowingly, IE: grass, dirt, a slug, dryer lint, bird seed, ashes from the grill, etc. The good thing about this is when the drop cloth gets soiled (probably tomorrow), we can un-staple it and put another one on! The foam was about 22 dollars and the batting about 5. I don't know how much the luan (that thin board material) was but it's not expensive. Now the READING NOOK part of the built in is looking quite inviting! EDIT: Several people have asked about the delightful (If I do say so myself) bird pillow...it's from the best store in the world...TARGET and it's Dwell studios.THANK you C.R.A.F.T. for highlighting our built in today! You are so sweet!I'm linking to these fabulous links: