If you live in a small space that is short on closets you may find yourself surrounded by a variety of "storage solutions." Unfortunately, the visual appeal of giant plastic boxes is pretty low, so why not convert your rubbermaids to a relaxing reading nook?
It's amazing what a quilted bedspread, a couple of throw pillows and a faux fur rug can do!
I simply put an old piece of plywood across the two bins to create one flat surface, then strategically folded the bedspread over top. Using a couple of vintage tackle boxes to hold the sides of the fabric in place meant I could skip the sewing job and easily rescue the quilt for future use.
Although the bins are no trouble to access, I made a conscious effort not to load them full of things that are used on a regular basis. After all, this project is about seating - not searching!
Tip: add foam batting to the plywood for extra comfort!
(Images: MaryAnne Petrella)