In the corner of our kitchen we could have made a breakfast sitting area with a little table and some chairs. But as we are always short of storage space, I designed this big storage box / day bed. The lid opens up so we can store most of our hand tools and other DIY items as they would become rusty in our shed. The box is made of simple spruce planks stained grey with a two in one interior stain and finisher. On the lid I’ve fitted a thin Ikea mattress and attached it with velcro to stop it from sliding all over the place. Together with a couple of cushions it’s a great spot to chill (in the sun). We’ve also added wheels so we can move it if necessary. I love these solutions that look great and give you extra functions besides just storing stuff. Another win win project in my opinion.


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