As you probably know by now, I don't mind stopping to pick up an item off the curb. I like to be able to save something from our overflowing garbage dumps when I can. I ran across this broken bench while I was picking up 2 chairs.
It looks like someone put their foot through the top and one of the drawers. I thought maybe I would fix the drawer bottom and recreate the top while adding a cushion for some seating. As I started to take it apart, I noticed it really wasn't that well made or sturdy. I took the top off and cut it to fit the broken drawer bottom (it was very thin, so a perfect choice).
The drawers or crates (whatever you want to call them) were very usable so I decided to use them for extra storage. I attached a miniature chalkboard onto the front with 2 screws. I found these little boards at Michaels a couple of weeks ago for 2 cents each! They had a letter on them, but I just wanted chalkboards so it didn't matter what the letter was.
I put all of my kids puzzles in it. A perfect fit! I have the other one and am going to use that for all of the wonderful coloring books... I think.
I plan to do more with the rest of the pieces from this bench so be on the lookout!