The One DIY That Will Totally Transform Your Entryway

how to diy a vintage bench

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.

DIY indigo bench

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:

Indigo Textile

Wood (2x4s or plywood) Mine measures 14”x38”

4 Table legs (15.5” long)

4 Hardware plates

High Density Cushion (I purchased 1” thick and doubled up on layers)

Mod podge and foam brush



Staple Gun


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.


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