Friday, March 4, 2011

Bench Cushion

I have a bench and mirror by my front door and I really love it but always wanted a cushion for it. Unable to find a cushion in the right size, I figured i'd make one - yikes.

Here is the bench before:

I took my measurements and gathered my supplies:

*Plywood (cut to size by Lowe's) ~ $10
*Fabric ~ free (it was an old drape)
*Fabric paint ~ $3
*Painters tape
*Foam (cut by JoAnn Fabrics) ~ $15
*Staple gun

First, I painted my stripes on the fabric using the painters tape and the fabric paint:

24 hours later, I washed the fabric to fade the stripes a little - I didn't want them to look too crisp.

Then I laid the fabric face down, then the foam piece and the plywood:

I stapled the fabric around to the back of the board and then put it on the bench:

I love the way it turned out and it was way cheaper than buying a cushion that wouldn't have been the exact size anyway!

My Backyard Eden


The DIY Show Off


Running With Glitter


  1. Great job! I love your choice of fabric

  2. Well done...isn't foam expensive? I just bought some and was shocked at the price of it!

  3. Yes, it is! I wanted to go thicker but couldn't bring myself to spend any more that $15!!

  4. I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!



  5. Melissa this is a FANTASTIC project. Great job! I would be delighted if you would link this to my VIP party today!


  6. It's beautiful, Melissa! What a great job! Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! ;) Have a great week!


  7. Great idea to paint the stripes on there. I've been meaning to try it, but haven't yet. I like the idea of washing it so it fades a little. Your cushion looks perfect on your bench.

  8. Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara


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