August 2, 2012

a box, some linen, and a sewing machine

If you're a regular reader, you know how I love this wooden box.  I've blogged about it here and here.  Now I'm going to let you in on a little secret which, when you see the next image, will not come as much of a surprise.


It's very clearly homemade from inexpensive boards and plywood.  Over it's lifetime, we've changed out the legs so that it could serve as a:

sofa table, buffet, television stand, bookcase...

photography backdrop...


In the new house, we added the shorter set of legs and yesterday I made a simple linen cover to disguise its...homemade-ness.


And now, it's just plain pretty


with storage underneath.


Toddlers and their beloved cardboard boxes have nothing on me.

And as for the house...

we're getting there cheaply and slowly - but surely.


  1. Now it looks.....simply great!

  2. Looks great to me- home made is always the best!

  3. I love pieces like that..they grow with you and adapt, like a really loyal friend. xo

  4. Wow, that looks great! And you can even change the cover if you want to.


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