Friday, July 27, 2012

5 Minute Footstool/Storage

The idea was there, and it literally took me about 5 minutes to execute.







I was using this crate to store dvds in.



These feet were hanging out in the abyss, along with other parts.



Let's combine them, shall we.  It just so happens that both were already black.  The crate has a flat finish, and the feet a semi-gloss, but, whatever.  No painting, just gluing and nailing.  I slid a cushion inside one of my vintage pork bellies sacks, and called it a day.  



44 comments:

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love it! Amazing what the addition of feet and a cushion can do.

Victoria said...

How beautiful Rosemary! You always make everything look so effortless!
I'm curious about your old book collection I see behind it in the last pic...looks like you have some beauties there!

Angie said...

Love it! Looks like it was all made to be together.

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I love it Rosemary! The legs are perfect!
Susan

Brandi said...

Your bench came together very nicely. I love the look.

Paint Me White said...

Such a clever girl always thinking about the next project and what we have lying around the house that can be utilized. Such a great idea and love the black. Great job as always Rosemary. Love coming here. xxx

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great project, Rosemary! Even better with its quickness and that you already had everything. The feet made a world of difference, too.

Revi said...

The way you see unrelated objects work together is inspiring!

I think I have a box of furniture legs somewhere in my hoarder garage...hmmm...
-Revi

Eclectically Vintage said...

5 minutes - now that's my kind of project. And who needs anything in it when you can put your feet on it!
Kelly

Angela said...

Extra cute ... & a great idea! Too bad I don't have any feet laying around {or a feed sack}. I've got a cool chest that this may work for if I ever do acquire those 2 items.

suzyq said...

God you're good Rosemary - love it!!!

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

This is gorgeous !!! I love it! Love your creativity :)
Francine

Karen said...

Great job Rosemary, love it!

Gail said...

How cute Rosemary...I love it!

Anne said...

Rosemary,
Awesome piece!!! You are just like me.Ideas just pop into my head and then I get to work.I can be watching a movie,cooking dinner and all of a sudden I am off starting a project.Once I get an idea in my head I have to go with it LOL.
xx
Anne

Honey at 2805 said...

That is such a cute project! You just keep belting them out, heat or not! Thanks, sweet Rosemary, for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

Burlap Luxe said...

I love it Rosemary!
Hmmmmm! "Looking around" looking to see if I have something to transform into a creative rustic beauty as you have done.

Nope, nothing that I can see but you can be assured I will be on the watch out for something that needs a little nudge in the direction of a foot stool or side bench :)

Thank you for sharing.
xoxo
Dore

BellaRustica said...

Beautiful and brilliant, Miss Barnes - as usual.

xoxo,
Kim

It's All Connected said...

What you meant to say is that it took hours and hours to make. It must have taken longer to photograph and post than actually making it! lol ~ Maureen

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

... and what a great day it was! Less than five minutes and super fab foot relief 'slash' storage solution! All rolled up in one ...

:)

Linda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So cute with those legs added.

Wild Oak Designs said...

Don't you love when inspirations strikes?? Wonderful things come about!!
Great job.
Nancy

Little Miss Maggie said...

What a great marriage. I love the finished product.

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Illinoismom said...

my friend Alison at polohouse blog recommended that i reach out to you regarding vintage french furniture to move quickly (this weekend). she says it is totally your style! wing chair, settee, dining room table and 6 chairs - weathered cherry wood

solid wood with hand crafter marquetry . cabriole legs, fine cravens and details . purchased from Smythe on michigan avenue in 1961

Debra @ Common Ground said...

totally cool, and you are a whiz at coming up with the best designs. the feet and cushion look perfect!!

The Other Me Is Sane said...

Adorable as usual. I always love your stuff.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

How you can literally turn anything into a true treasure just boggles my mind!!...Now, that project would probably take me all day, let along 5 minutes...Amazing work Rosemary!!!....

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great project--things like that are so handy!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your the Woman

Lori Stokes Wright said...

Love this, thanks for the inspiration!!!

Bliss said...

How cute is that! Did I tell you already you're on a roll?

~Bliss~

Shirley said...

It must be awesome to always think outside the box! Great job and I cant do anything in 5 minutes!

Beth said...

Very cool! Storage, beauty and comfort, & the best part is it cost nothing!

Jagoda said...

Wow, this is amazing!!

Candy said...

HOW CUTE and HOW VERY CREATIVE. Smart girl!!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Amazing and so very clever. Love those awesome legs and the pork bellies cover. Never a need to have everything match...it's perfect!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, I love it. What a wonderful transformation!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Toodie said...

You always come up with the most interesting and awesome things. This one is no exception!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wowzers... thats terrific..

joined your blog for the 5th time:) I sure hope you start showing up on my list.. I keep missing all the great stuff you create.

Kelly said...

Love that!!! Even better that it was an easy project. It's sort of industrial looking and very vintage.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

such a great idea! love simple. easy and making the most of what you got!

DIY Show Off said...

Gorgeous! Best 5 minute project I ever saw! :) Love it!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

I missed this one!! Love it :)