You guys, I kind of lied to you the other day when I said the next two weeks would be full of birthday-related posts. I’m so sorry! But also, this does kind of count because I’m choosing to view it as a birthday present to myself so…it works right!? :D
Really though, I’ve been working on this idea for MONTHS and I finally just finished it! I’m so excited about how it makes my entryway feel so much more welcoming, clean and colorful. It really brightens up the space in addition to being maybe the most functional piece of furniture we own, read on to see why! (hint, it has to do with my cat).
This is the only place in our house where we can leave our cat’s litter box. None of the bathrooms are big enough and the only other place with a hard floor is the kitchen (ew, no). So I wanted to obviously keep that as out of site as possible. I also wanted to create a little coziness here. The solution was to turn a simple rectangular coffee table (functioning as an entryway table) into a bench!
Here people can take off their shoes more easily, the seating and pillows makes the space feel warmer (it’s the coldest area in the winter) and closing off the sides makes it so the litter box isn’t visible right when you walk in our house, no one should ever have to see that.
I’m so happy already with all the usefulness this bench is providing us and by using materials I already had it cost very little (like $20 after paint). Head on over to drifter and the gypsy to check out the full how to with tons of photos!