Thursday, August 7, 2008

My Bench!

So I didn't post yesterday, but i have a great reason! my new bench that i made! We had been looking for a while for a bench to put at the bottom of the bed to use for storage and to sit on when needed. After looking and finding out how expensive that kind of thing is i decided to make on myself ans set out to find a bench i could cover.
I finally found the above coffee table at the Habitat Hand-Me-Up store for a bunch cheaper! so yesterday i had the first opportunity to go look for fabric and supplies to made it match the bedspread.

So first i covered it in about 10 layers of batting. I was going to buy foam, but it was really expensive, but this made it cushy without being to much.

Then i covered the top in this fabulous floral fabric i found and got 40% off! the teal is the color of the darkest stripe of our duvet cover and the green is also found in the duvet cover.

Then i added a box pleated green skirt that the fabric was only 1.99 a yard!

Finally i hot glued this golden rope trim to the seam in between the two fabrics.

And here it is in place!! I am so excited! It was a ton of work, but a lot of fun. I love that it coordinates but doesn't match too much. And i cost me all total about 55 bucks, as opposed to the 100 dollar version in stores, that doesn't even look this good!

Hope you enjoy the pictures!


amberjohnson said...

I love it! So I did some facebook stalking and found out your blog name already. I also have a confession - I'm a blogger now too! All the girls in the office have started blogs so you can look at all of them. Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

LyndsAU said...

You are so crafty! I wish I had that skill :)