Did I tell you that I have a handy husband?! I didn’t know myself when I married him 😛 I envisioned a window bench where the baby can sit and read with storage of toys and random baby stuff underneath.  Thanks to Pinterest, there are a lot of Ikea Kallax bench hacks, but to my surprise, Nick decided he was going to make a corner chest to connect it together. sure, why not?!

laying down the base

laying down the base

the plans

the plans

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Putting the Kallax bench together was easy as per Ikea usual.  I added batting, cushion, and fabric and got to work with a staple gun to put it together.  Then some wood glue and screws from the underside to secure the bench to the shelf.

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almost there…

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Nick made this extra special by putting a hinged lift door (with a safety slow so that there’s no slamming of little fingers).  Add a cushion on top, and voila!

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Here it is in the corner of the nursery…isn’t it just darling?

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The nursery is coming together…!