Simple reupholstered bench



HI FRIENDS

Here is a simple tutorial for the beginner on how to reupholster a small bench or chair.
There is a twist at the end of the post on how this bench will be used.


                                                             
                                                             
                                                                  BEFORE
                          This bench is small and will be easy to cover with a pretty color fabric.  


PICK YOUR FABRIC
I selected a classic fabric in Chartreuse with a white leafy pattern.
The white in the fabric matches the color of the bench.
I purchased the fabric at a thrift store for a $1.00.
FYI...Thrift stores are a great  place to purchase fabric. Mine was $1.00 a yard.
 (At least in my neck of the woods)
Since there was only one yard left that's what I spent.

If you have a small chair or  bench you want to cover, go ahead and follow these simple steps.
You'll be amazed at how easy this is.

Here are the steps I used:

FIRST
 gather your tools

NEXT
flip over and remove the screws



THEN
Measure & Cut your fabric (I left 3" more then the size of the cushion) 

I labeled the cushion and the bench: Top, Bottom, Right and Left.
I did this so the holes line up with the screws when putting back together.  (Makes this step easy)


STAPLE
While I was stapling.  I noticed my kitty eyeballing me. 
I know what he's thinking.."Are you making that for me"?

Pull tight and start with one staple in the middle.  
Working out from the middle put one staple on the left and one on the right
(pulling tight on the fabric)
Then fold the corners in and staple (I used my hammer to tap in the staples)



 It should look like this when your finished.

Flip over and put back on the bench and screw in place.
That's all there is to it!  Pat yourself on the back.  You did it!


Place under a sunny window




OK ARE YOU READY FOR THE TWIST......
 The minute I set this down in front of the window... yup you guessed it.
It instantly became a look out bench for my Romeo.
Little did I know when I started this project I would be making a bird watching bench for my cat.



"I love the fabric it matches my eyes".

9 comments

  1. That fabric really perked up that bench. It looks so fresh and pretty. I like the white paint on it too. Romeo is so cute and looks very appreciative of "his" new bird watching bench. :-) I have an old bench like that. I'm not sure why I hadn't though of painting it and giving it a face lift. It really could use it. Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

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  2. Very cute! Great deal on your fabric. Love your cat!! We have three and one the same colour. I have refurbished a footstool as well with my husband's help turning it from drab to fab!

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  3. Beautiful choose of fabric and love the price also. I am going to try this. thks

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  4. Gorgeous little footstool! I love the carved details. You did an awesome job...xxx

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  5. So helpful, and such a simple way to transform a piece like that. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  6. Beautiful work! Gorgeous kitty! I have 1 just like him.

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  7. Love the bench, the fabric is perfect! Adorable kitty! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  8. I love the fabric and it really does match Romeo's eyes! I bought a wooden base that is short at a thrift a couple years ago. I've yet to do anything with it. I need to buy a piece of paneling and some foam and get er done! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. I love that material , nice change up. Great job!

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