One can never have too much chocolate….. or too much storage!
It’s that time of year — time to switch out your winter clothes for springtime frocks and dresses. And while I was thinking about great ways to store my sweaters and blankets, I thought that storage benches can serve that purpose, plus — they add extra seating and style to a room.
I’ve found 10 great storage bench ideas — from fast and easy to detailed and custom! Check them out after the break!
Turn a Bookcase into a Bench 1 of 10I use this style of bookcase at my house, but I'd never thought of this great idea. These bookcases are sturdy enough that you can turn them into a bench -- complete with storage. You might even choose some nice baskets to use underneath. Either way, it's a straightforward project that you can style to match your decor.
Learn more at Houzz
Shipping Pallet Benches 2 of 10You can make a storage bench out of almost anything. Like these crafty benches made out of shipping pallets.
Learn more at Design Sponge
Wooden Plank Storage Benches 3 of 10I adore these rustic-looking benches. You can distress -- or not distress -- them to match your decor. This featured picture would work great in nearly any decor, especially a beach-house style.
Learn more at Ballard Designs
Turn a Dresser into a Storage Bench 4 of 10This is a great roadside rescue idea: got an old dresser? Don't be shy about cutting it apart. Instead, resurrect the good parts of its design by turning it into a funky storage bench -- with a fresh color to match your style.
Learn more at Chic Staging and Design
Water Trough Storage Bench 5 of 10Even a water trough can be upcycled into a unique storage bench! You'll have to make a trip to the feed store, perhaps, but that will be worth the adventure.
Learn more at Southern Restoration on etsy
Chevron Storage Bench 6 of 10This Chevron storage bench is perfect at the end of a bed or even tucked under a buffet table. You can keep items inside of it for storage and pull it out when you need extra seating.
Learn more at Target
Turn a Vintage Suitcase into a Storage Bench 7 of 10I love vintage suitcase projects. The challenge for me is always finding a good vintage suitcase! When I do find them. sometimes they are too big to use for the accents I had in mind. But this is a brilliant and whimsical idea for those larger vintage suitcases!
Learn more at Design Sponge
Storage Crate DIY Bench 8 of 10Here's a simple weekend afternoon project: just attach some storage crates to the underside of a coffee table and you have a DIY storage bench!
Learn more at Domestic Diva
Turn MDF Boards into a Stylish, Tufted Storage Bench 9 of 10MDF can be the DIYer's scourge or savior. If you're careful about working with it, you'll love this stylish storage bench project. The MDF makes it steady and sturdy.
Learn more at Fresh Home Ideas
Storage Bench on Wheels 10 of 10Move your storage where you need it with this fun bench on wheels idea. And don't forget to choose something fun for the upholstery!
Learn more at Oprah
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