I started with a tv stand from IKEA. We are renovating our bedroom and no longer need these for nightstands.
I used a piece of wood cut to fit the top of the stand, spray adhesive, batting, carpenter glue and canvas material from IKEA.
I cut the batting to size and used the adhesive to stick the sheets together and then to the piece of wood. I used 4 sheets but you can continue to layer them until you reach the softness you desire. I then cut the material adding an inch all the way around the bench pad. Next, place the batting face down on the back of the material and pull the sides up tight. Use the staple gun to attach the fabric to the back of the bench pad. I then used wood glue to secure the pad to the bench and my husband placed 4 screws (one in each corner) for me to ensure that they wouldn't separate. I finished the look by adding two small baskets on the bottom shelf to keep the Boss' stuff. Easy!!!
looks great Chels!!
I'm so mad that our Ikea doesn't sell fabric!!
Wow Chels!! Looks great!! I'm gonna have to get you over to help me with inspiration :o)
Hope the next sewing project goes well...if you want to borrow the machine just call...
Love this Chels! We have the same Ikea bedside stand so I'm definitely going to keep this in mind when it comes time to recycle it!
Just found your blog. You have some really cute ideas and this is one of my favorites:) Good job it came out beautiful! Following along!
Thank you so much for sharing this idea, now I know what to do with my night stands lacking a bench in the entry hall! I'll put the two together and then follow your steps, perfect!
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