I admit it — I was emotionally attached to our crib and I didn’t want to sell it. We turned it into a bench that we used for a long time at our dining room table, and now it sits happily on the front porch.
The mattress, on the other end, I didn’t care about ... but I also hoarded it because I felt it could come in handy for something one day. Besides, I stuck it under my son’s bed and he didn’t even realize it was there. Pinterest kept suggesting different ideas for it — a reading nook cushion, a doggie bed, a porch swing — but nothing felt right.
It was around this time that I realized I wasn’t crazy about the coffee table I refinished for My Handmade Home last January. I just wasn’t feeling the yellow anymore, but it was a super-solid wood table so I didn’t want to just get rid of it — and we have very limited storage space.
Then I realized I could kill two birds with one stone, pardon the gross and violent expression. I could store the coffee table for possible future use while also making something awesome out of the crib mattress: an upholstered ottoman!
Once I figured it out, I was off and running ...
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