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Nov 6
2016

Let’s make over a bedroom bench!

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During this blog, I will show you how to take this bench and change the looks completely!

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

 

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I used approximately two yards of Flynn Flattery which is a soft velvety fabric. I also used a four inch thick piece of foam and a three inch thick piece of foam.

 

 

 

PROCEDURE:

 

 

I found this bedroom bench at a yard sale for $10.00 and knew I wanted it because the legs would have cost that for each one of them. I thought that maybe also all I had to do was recover it but that was not going to work for my bedroom. Once I placed the bench at the foot of my bed I realized it was going to be too small.

 

 

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I completely striped it of all the material and decided I would also take the arms off the bench. The photo to the left shows what I started with.

 

 

 

 

 

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I had a small piece of two inch of foam that I placed in the center of the wooden piece.

 

 

 

 

 

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Next I took some quilt batting and covered the foam and wood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In my workroom I had so many small pieces of four inch foam that I glued together to make the bottom piece of foam then I added a three inch piece of foam on top of that.

 

Sometimes it helps to be a pack rat! LOL!

 

 

 

 

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Next I took the quilt batting once more and covered the foam and wood, as shown in the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Then it was time to add some fabric. I placed the bench upside down on by two yards of fabric and outlined the bench. Next as shown in the photo I made two lines at each corner extending from the corner of the bench.

 

 

 

 

 

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I then cut the corners out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now take the corners and stitch it together as shown in the photo. Do this to each corner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Once you have all the corners sewn then flip the fabric right side out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Its time to add the fabric to the bench. It should fit like a glove.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pull the fabric tight and staple down all the way around the bench bottom.

 

 

 

 

 

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The best way to finish a bench or chair bottom is to add a dust cover just as I did in the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now place the legs back onto the bench!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The bench is complete and a beautiful addition to my bedroom!

Now you know how to take that old bedroom bench and make it work for your new bedroom design!!

Happy sewing until next time!





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