After seeing the lovely storage ottoman Shawn made for our apartment, my mom thought she would like one in her house too. So we decided to make her one as a Christmas present...the Christmas before last? And we finally finished it this June :)
You see, Shawn gets lots of fun ideas for projects, so there's usually a few going on at once. And he likes trying new ideas out, which sometimes take a little longer to finish. But that's all part of of learning and growing in a skill, right? Practice, practice, practice!
Instead of having the whole thing upholstered like ours, Shawn wanted to try making a panel design with oak trim, accented with narrower walnut trim.
Do you think he has enough clamps? :P
(he doesn't think so)
As he finished up the base with some coats of poly, I upholstered the lid.
We were able to surprise my mom when we brought it along on a weekend trip. She hadn't seen any pictures of it in progress, but she loved how it turned out!