i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE hot glue!
( I currently have three going right now ).
Now... you need to be told that this thing sits just in front of the table that sits between our two recliners.. where we "live" when in the living room watching the tube.
AND..... I had been trying to find a nice basket or sewing box of some sort to hold some or all of my projects, while at the same time, trying to figure out where to keep said basket without encroaching on "dog" space.
I finally had the "A-HA" moment and..........Problem solved!!
I put the books on the book shelves, where they belonged and set out to make my crochet/ sewing box=)
With the furkids in the house I felt it was best to have it enclosed to keep yarn from getting out and "fur" from getting in. ☺
The slats turned out to be exactly the width of this little ledge inside the magazine rack.
After cutting my slats down to size I simply hot glued them to the inside of the rails.
Now for the lid.
I cut the slats down to length and then hand cut the corners using a utility knife. I marked each corner so I wouldn't accidentally get them turned around. ☺
I had to figure out how the lid was going to hinge. I wanted a lid that would stay attached rather than one you had to lift off and put off to the side.
So I attached strapping (this stuff is for making belts) with the hot glue.
It was a little plain so I colored it with some alcohol inks. I also wanted to add some cording so I drilled some holes. 120 of them. I was having second thoughts about half way through, but obviously this was something that I kinda HAD to finish once I started.
After adding the cording the back looked pretty rough, so alittle batting, some fabric and my fave..........HOT GLUE!
A few upholstery tacks and there it is!
Both sides open, but I usually only open the one side since it is up against the table legs.
Here it is right back where it started.
Just ignore Scoobie Doo's pillow and blanket in the background.
He does like to snuggle up under the table. ☺