Today I’m sharing a super cute and inexpensive small storage bench that I used in my daughter’s room refresh. This project is so simple and can be built in just a couple hours using 1 sheet of 1/2″ plywood and a couple of 1x2s. I think I spent a total of about $40 on materials!
I used to have a bookcase here, but we were ready for a change. Not willing to give up the storage the bookcase provided, I came up with this bench that can hold baskets with toys in the compartments. I fell in love with these smaller fabric coil baskets, but the compartments fit much larger baskets beautifully as well!
I plan on sewing a more permanent cushion for the top of it, but in the mean-time, this faux sheepskin fur works great to add a little more comfort.
Here is what it looks like without the fur on top:
Are you ready to see how easy this is to build?
Area rug: Bungalow Rose Rune Light Green area rug
On top of bench: Faux fur – IKEA; Yellow stripe pillow – Target; Turquoise velvet lumbar pillow – World Market; Cotton Candy pillow – Land of Nod; fabric baskets in storage compartments (similar HERE and HERE) – HomeGoods
Gold hooks above bench – Target
Felt ball garland – Seamstress colorway felt balls from Hello Maypole
Wall color: pink base is Yours Truly by Benjamin Moore; Stencil is Esperanza Lace Tile by Royal Design Studios with Simply White by Benjamin Moore