My hubs and I made this bench awhile back, if you missed it, you can find that post here. Once it was finished, I put it up for sale. I loved the material, but it never sold. Oh, well sometimes that’s just the way it goes.
I really liked the bench so much that after awhile I decided to just keep it. One major problem. It didn’t match anything in my house. So I did what any DIY girl would do. I decided to recover the bench – again!
I had some of this bright navy toile material left over from making the shams for the bed. I thought that it would be perfect for this bench.
First thing I did was to take the bench apart and remove all of the existing material. Once that was done, I covered the bench seat securing the material with staples.
I really liked the tiny skirt that I had originally put on the bench the first time I recovered it, so I decided to put a skirt on this time too. Making the skirt is super easy. I cut several pieces of material 4 inches wide, then sewed them together making the finished piece of material 112 inches. Once I had the material the length that I needed it, I made 2 1/2 inch pleats.
Once you have your pleated strip, you simply staple it to the bottom of the bench seat.
I like to hide the messy bottom of the bench seat by cutting a neutral piece of material, the size of the bench bottom, and then stapling it to the bottom.
The upholstery on your bench seat is complete. I just reapplied the seat to the chairs.
I could have called the project done, but felt like the bench needed a little jewelry. I added this pom pom trim to the edge of the bench seat for a more finished look.
I am so glad that I am done recovering the bench – again! It turned out just like I envisioned and it is perfect for the room.
Don’t you love it when a project turns out just like you wanted it to? Especially since I have a ton of projects to complete in this small guest room. Speaking of which…