Make a Bench and Sit On It

If you have been following the DIY blog world I’m sure you have heard of It’s a seriously awesome site that has free plans for building furniture. I’ve tackled a couple pieces and my most recent one was this bench:

The second I saw the plans for it, I knew I had to try! It would look perfect in the guest bedroom and add a splash of color and texture to an otherwise monotone room.

The plans are very straight forward and easy to follow. I did alter the plans slightly so that I could use the scrap wood I have laying around. It took a bit of improvising, but as long as no one looks on the underside, it should be fine :)

And here’s how it turned out!

I went around the legs with some ribbon and my trusty liquid stitch to give it a finished look.

Luckily I had some left over fabric and I could make some matching wall art with some old windows (that post will come soon). And since I already had the wood, the total cost for this project was $25! The most expensive part was the foam running at $20 on sale at the fabric store.

And I love how easy it was to cover it. That means I can easily change the color/look/feel of the bench with just some fabric and a staple gun!




  1. says

    The cost of foam irritates me. I would love to try this bench since it’s always hard to find predone benches for king size beds that are affordable. Hope you will share at our showoff party every Sunday.


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