Read these easy steps to reupholstering a bench.
If you have a cushion sitting around that needs a major update, this post is for you. Here are my easy steps to reupholstering a bench or seat with a cushion.
Chances are you probably have a chair with some dirty cushions. They probably have stains from little fingers and it probably could use some new fabric. You probably thought about just getting rid of it altogether and buying new chairs. Well, no need to throw them out! You can easily give it a completely new makeover with some paint and new fabric.
For today’s project, I am focusing on this mini bench I bought from an antique store almost 17 years ago. I have already changed out the fabric twice on this bench. From far away, it looked fine. Up close, the legs have scratches and it’s pretty dinged up. The cushion also had some stains that never came out.
I decided it was finally time to repaint the legs and went with the trusty green that I used for the beastly bookshelf and our bathroom cabinets during our renovation. The paint color is Black Evergreen by Behr and it has the most stunning hue.
First things first, remove the cushion by removing the screws. Cut your new fabric and make sure to have a few inches to work with. You want to ensure the new fabric goes completely around so you can staple it on the back. I didn’t remove the old fabric because I didn’t feel like it. 😉
Work from one side and staple it against the wood. Tuck in the corner tight and do the same thing. Make sure the fabric feels taut to avoid any wrinkles of any kind. I’m working with faux cowhide so the fabric doesn’t get wrinkly. If your fabric looks wrinkled, iron it prior to stapling. Jules is using a staple gun similar to this one.
Oh la laaaa. The green legs are looking so chic! 3 coats of paint were applied on the base of the stool.
I decided to place the bench in the foyer area and it plays off the huge green bookshelf in the room right across from here. Reattach the screws and you’re done!
Animal prints have always been on trend and I’m digging it in the foyer here. I added peel and stick wallpaper in the foyer years ago and it adds a subtle amount of texture and brightness to this area. It has held up great and it’s the same paper I installed in the upstairs hallway transformation.
I played with redecorating the foyer area and I think I like this version!
Do you have anything you need to reupholster? I promise it’s simple!
Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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