Let’s make a bench!
Recently I wanted to update our entryway. The purpose of the space was to be a place where we could put our shoes on before heading out and place bags when coming back in to the house. I didn’t have a lot of room in the space, so I knew a slim line bench seat was my best option. I just couldn’t find the dimensions I needed in any of the furniture shops so I knew this was a great opportunity to try a DIY project. I went with a fun fabric that is very on trend right now – bouclé! With this project, the design options are endless as you can pick any fabric to complement your decor.
- A plank of wood (sturdy enough to sit on)
- Foam cut to the size of the wood
- Staple gun
- Hairpin Steel Legs (similar to these from Bunnings)
Roll out the fabric and place the foam in the centre. Place the wooden plank on top of the foam.
Keeping the fabric taught the entire way around, fold in the edges neatly and secure with staples approximately every 3 - 5cm.
Voila! For further info on how to style your new boucle bench seat, be sure to read my tips on styling a small entry way. I love how this turned out, and now I can’t wait to try it in other fabrics.