Last week, my girlfriend called and asked if I was interested in visiting a flea market in Bremerton. Since some of the best days begin with spontaneity, we decided to load the kids in the car, pack up a picnic lunch and hop the ferry. After an hour ferry ride, we took a short 5 minute drive to the flea market and when I walked in, I knew that I had found a bench for our mudroom. Since our built in cabinet bids came in at around $350 for just the mudroom bench, I knew that I had to get creative and find some sort of bench that would work in the space. It had to be sturdy, cute and fit into the 2 x 4 foot space.
|Handmade 30 years ago by a local woodworker, I scored this bench for $36! The underside has a handwritten note from the woodworker, and several reinforcements, which explains why it held 2 women and their kids without a hint of movement.|
|View of the new Seattle Sky Wheel from the car deck of the ferry|
Sometimes it just goes to show that you can have the look you're going for while staying way under budget!