Some of you may have noticed a new addition to the family room in my post earlier this week about the book jackets. I bought a bench! My DREAM chair was a navy blue tufted wing back chair. The one I wanted was around $1,200. A tad out of the budget for me. I found this gray one for next to nothing on the online classifieds and it was brand new! I love when rich people impulse buy and then it doesn't work out :) Anyway, after living with it gray I decided to keep it as is and save the money it would have cost to reupholster it.
But that caused a problem because I had recovered and old bench in gray fabric to go under the window. I decided to put the gray bench in the basement (my new future bedroom) and get this navy bench for the family room.
It was only $149 so it was less than what it would have cost to reupholster the chair. Plus it has storage!
Since our living room is the first room you walk into when you come inside the front door, it has to function as both a family/living room and a front room for when guest visit. All the things like books, games, blankets, DVDs, and toys have to be either out of sight or stored beautifully.
The color of this bench is perfect. Not too dark and not too light. I will say that the fabric is cheap and comes off almost like a crushed velvet. I don't love that. But for the price, I wasn't too surprised. I live with 4 boys so I think it will work out great for what we need it for.
I found it on several sites online but the best price was Furniture Crate. I had never bought anything from them but went for it. It took a long time to ship (about a month) but it arrived in great shape the customer service was helpful. *This is totally not a sponsored post BTW.
Living in a small house, double duty furniture is a great way to maximize space. Do you have any pieces that are multi-functional?
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