I’ve been on a mission to find a cute bench for our entryway but refuse to shell out hundreds for the ones that have caught my eye so my husband and I decided to try our hand at making one on our own. We started out with a trip to Home Depot (aka Disneyland for adults) and picked up a wooden plank from the lumber section, 4 legs and some hardware to secure the legs to the plank. After cutting down the plank just a bit, we used spray adhesive to secure batting to the board and then covered it with fabric. My husband then attached the legs to the fabric covered board and our DIY bench was complete!
One of the trickiest parts of reupholstering is making sure you don’t have any bunching or clumping around the corners. I ran into this issue awhile back when upholstering the headboard for our master bedroom. Luckily this time around I found a great post from Jenny at Little Green Notebook who shared a really simple method to keep corners sharp and tight. You can check out her post here.
We are so happy with the way this bench turned out! Not only does it add a little extra pop of color to our entryway, but it’s a great place for guests to sit while they take off their shoes or to leave their purses and bags.
The best part of this entire project? It cost less than $50!
Take that home decor stores!