I absolutely love this idea. Your children are growing up and it may be hard for you to throw their old bed. Rather than stowing it away in an attic, because you just can't part with
it, re-purpose it into a fabulous bench! This can be done with any size bed, but is probably easiest with a twin. Use the headboard as the back of your bench and then cut the footboard to make the both sides. Build the bench part in and . . . voila! A great re-purposed heirloom.
For years I wondered how to make the most out of this awkwardly shaped closet under our stairs. After it's recent transformation, I think it is worthy of being called a "Butler's
Pantry"...even if a butler doesn't come with it! I placed a metal rack on one side for extra storage and placed a wine fridge on the bottom. A drop cloth curtain attached using Velcro hides paper towels and napkins. I also made a Hanging Wine Rack using an old cabinet door and attaching metal glass holders underneath. A chalkboard was made out of an old TV tray. Carpet was replaced with peel and stick flooring and the entire space got a fresh coat of paint. Vintage Silver trays displayed on the wall add the perfect finishing touch! #Bestof2012#OrganizedHome
I used an old wire egg basket and a thrift store floor lamp stand to make this outdoor flower stand. The basket is lined with black landscape cloth and a hanging basket liner. ASSEMBLY
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLANT STANDRemove lamp assembly and wiring from lamp stand, leaving the threaded nipple that connected it to the stand.Paint the stand & basket if desired. We used rust preventive outdoor paint. Cut a block from a piece of pressure treated wood. We used an old piece that we had on hand and cut our block approx. 1"x 5 ½ " x 5 ½".Then drill a hole in the block that will allow it to slip down over the nipple and fit snuggly onto the stand. You will now need to countersink a nut onto the nipple. The block should now be firmly seated.Next, center the basket onto the block and attach as shown in photo.If using the plant stand outdoors you will need to anchor it to the ground. We used two 1/2" pieces of rebar that were about 2 feet long. This will depend on the soil type. If using rebar, you will need a torch to bend a 90 degree angle that will fit over the top of the base as shown in photo. You can be creative with any of these steps, but be sure that it is weather proof and sturdy.
Sister-in-Law was moving in, and we needed to pack the 10'x10' bedroom with tons of built-in storage! We decided to DIY a custom closet kit from scratch to maximize storage and give her enough space to forgo a dresser! Mission accomplished!