I have so many vintage and new indigo textiles around the house, I was eager to do a fun project using one of them. Benches are having such a moment right now and we always need extra seating at our house, so I decided to make my own bench with my textile. This is an easy and inexpensive project. You can find textiles at your local flea market for about $30 and try to us any wood you currently have to avoid purchasing anything more than you need. This whole project cost me under $50.
The great thing about this bench is it’s light enough that you can move it around if you’re like me and always decorating.
What you’ll need:
Wood (2x4s or plywood) Mine measures 14”x38”
4 Table legs (15.5” long)
High Density Cushion (I purchased 1” thick and doubled up on layers)
1- Prep your plywood or 2x4s to the size you want. I used left over wood we had from another project and it was just the right size for a bench.
2- Drill the hardware plates to the underside of your wood base.
3- Measure your cushion using the wood base and cut to the right size. To save on cost and to use all materials, I doubled layered the foam.
4- Apply mod podge using foam brush and place down first layer of cushion. Allow to dry 30 mins.
5- Apply mod podge using foam brush on the first layer of cushion and place down second layer of cushion. Allow to dry 30 minutes.
6- Lay textile flat and place wood base with the foam facing down. Bring up the textile, pulling tightly and secure using staple gun.
7- Pay special attention to the corners. I opted to do a clean, fold.
8- Trim any excess fabric.
9- Screw in legs and flip the bench over!
If you want to elevate the look of this bench a bit more, try adding nailhead trim or tassels.