Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Yes, I Made That Bench!!

There's something to be said for the pride you have when you complete something.  Anything.  That sense of accomplishment is such a great feeling!  I get it for many things but last night it was for finishing a project I started about 6 months ago.  From 8-12 with several glitches and a snack break, I worked on...

Here's how it went down.

I saw this picture on Pinterest:
Easy DIY- a piece of wood- 4 legs (all of which are sold at home depot for around $5)- padding ( or an old old comforter or 2) and then staple pretty fabric :)
It takes you to a tutorial on The Muddle Huddle.  It's a super easy tutorial that I knew I could pull off without any help.  I headed to Home Depot for the supplies I didn't have on hand.

To do this project, I needed:
A board -size of your choice (Mother Huddle used left over shelf but I did not have one of those)
Spindles for legs
Connector to attach legs to board (H.D calls it a heavy duty top plate - triangle shape)
Hot Glue
Staple Gun/Staples

I got right to painting the board and spindles.  Then I put them in my art room and there they sat.  October.  November.  December.  January.  I'd see them laying on the floor and want to work on it but never got around to it.  The mood struck me just right last night and once I started I refused to stop.

1.  Cut your foam (or batting if that's what you're using) to fit the top of the board.
2.  Hot glue the foam or batting to the board.
3.  With fabric face down, lay the foam side down on top of the fabric.  Cut the fabric leaving about 2-3 inches of extra fabric to pull tightly.  
4.  Staple the fabric in place, pulling tightly.
5.  Take your triangle top plate and put in each corner.  Take a crayon (that's just what writing utensil I had accessible to me) or pencil and mark inside each hole in the plate.  
6.  Take drill and make small hole in each crayon mark
7.  Add screws in the holes of top plate (should line up with your drill holes)
8.  Turn over and sit on :)

It's a very simple idea.  As long as your staple gun doesn't run out of staples and then get jammed requiring a 45 minute break while you fix it, putting it together shouldn't take you long.

I love it!!  The spindles give it a traditional look but with modern fabric.  I just need to get two baskets to put underneath for shoes and VIOLA!

Linking up to these great parties~
Vintage Gwen    733 Blog   Lil Luna   Someday Crafts   Pinkapotamus

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks!! I'm so happy with it I even go out of my way to walk past it :)

  2. Great Job Jeannie! Love the fabric!!

  3. This looks gorgeous! Great job!
    Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  4. Hi Jeannie!
    Just wanted to let you know that I featured your Bench on my pink Hippo party!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus


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