So we decided to go through with a project (Rob did the manual labor and I did the shopping) We are a good team that way. Here is the closet inside before. Two upper shelves and the typical rod. Obviously this photo was taken after the other 15 coats, mittens, gloves, hats and shoes were taken out. :)
Rob began to take measurements with his assistant, Wynn.
Using 2 by 4 Rob framed out the front and back of the cabinet at the bottom. This will give something for the lid for the cabinet to rest on.
Using quarter inch plywood Rob created boxes inside the frame he made above.
Rob used the Kreg system to screw together three white pine boards together for the lid. The first picture shows how the Kreg system is set up.
Next Rob wanted to create a front for the cabinet using beadboard that we had leftover from another project. Rob used the table saw to cut a groove down the middle of a 1 by 4 that allowed him to slide the piece of beadboard in place.
Then he matched the piece flush with the top panel of the front board he created.
Using outdoor fabric and 3 inch foam from Joann Fabrics Rob added this to the top of the pine boards he put together above. He used a pneumatic staple gun to attach this easily.
We found four pillow covers from Etsy and pillow inserts from OnlineFabricStore to give a finishing touch.
Total Cost Breakdown
Wood - Lowes $125
Paint/Painting Supplies: free because we used paint from other projects.
Foam $32.00 (60% off) at Joann Fabrics
Material $20 (on sale) at Joann Fabrics
Pillow Covers $63.40 from Etsy Stores CottageRuffles and ArtisticCotton
Pillow Inserts $42.00 from http://www.onlinefabricstore.net/
Hooks: $20.68 from Amazon for 4
Baskets: $27 from Michaels
Shelving: redone from the shelves that were previously in the closet