|January 17, 2011||Posted by Jessie under Before and After, Build it Yourself, Crafty Things, Paint|
We have a somewhat small entry but the ceilings are super tall so it feels huge. I really want to tear off that awful border at the bottom of the wall and paint the walls but I don’t think that will happen for awhile because we will probably have to call in the professionals for that (because of the super high ceiling) and that costs moola. In the meantime, it was just bare and needed something. I wanted to put a small bench in with some hooks for coats and things (but something with a little style) and this is what we came up with:
My at-home handy man (thanks, Mike) was nice enough to build the bench seat for me. He used some scrap wood from his dad had for the seat itself and we bought some legs at Home Depot. He started by creating a frame and then attached the legs to the frame (ignore the laundry piles-it was laundry day and we were double tasking).
Then Mike attached the plywood to the frame for the seat. He also had to add a couple extra support beams in between the legs to make sure it was extra sturdy.
For the seat, all we needed was foam and fabric. I hot glued the foam to the plywood and then covered it in fabric. No sewing involved. We just stapled the fabric underneath the seat.
For the hook and mirror part, we used an old mirror that used to be above our mantel and refinished it (formerly gold, now a blue/green mix we created).
For our super cool country coat hook, I took some old firewood that we had for our firepit and hot glued it to another scrap piece of wood. I gave it a quick coat of driftwood gray paint and then glued it to the board. I had to saw a few pieces to size to fit around the hooks.
Then we just drilled the hooks in (aren’t the little roosters fun?) and hung it up.
I think it adds a lot of style, function, and fun to our entry and only cost $41 for the whole project.