Sunroom revamp: the bench

Monday, January 21, 2013

Good afternoon friends!

I certainly hope my Monday afternoon is better than my morning. The little folks in this house are sick and grumpy and it's making me grumpy! Mila is currently on her third nap and I'm pretty sure Leo has an imaginary friend because he's yelling "MINE!" from his crib. Not sure who's trying to take his toys...

But I'll tell you one thing that's making up for it - my bench!

Remember this bad boy? 

Yes. Pretty awful. I had everything but the kitchen sink shoved in there and it was proving to be a major eye sore inside and out. We don't have blinds in this room yet, so every time I would walk by I could see all the junk from the outside too - not nice!

Anyway I made a plan which forced me to clean up the room and organize. I bought some nice fabric from Tonic Living, along with a long piece of MDF and foam and stapled away. 


I got a sweet deal on baskets which was perfect timing - I bought some last week at Ikea and they were about two inches too long. These were $3.99 at Canadian Tire this past weekend and fit perfect. I even bought two extra for Mila's room.

Things are looking up in this room! I don't even know what to do with the cleanliness to be honest - what to do with all this floor (hmmm maybe a rug...)?

I'm currently waiting for some fabric I purchased for a bench pillow and I'm also working on a few other details on the other side of the room.

I will also be requiring a new light fixture since the one there now is a ceiling fan from the 1960s and doesn't work due to faulty electrical wires.

I'll show you the whole thing soon!


  1. It is the perfect fabric. Looks great!

  2. I used the same fabric on a bench in my home. Yours looks fantastic!


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