Upholstery has always been intimidating to me. I love the look of tufted furniture, but I always expect DIY upholstery to be one of those long, frustrating projects that takes weeks to complete. So I was pleasantly surprised when I finished this IKEA bench in under two hours with minimal annoyance! Read on to find out the trick.
Whether you have an *actual* entryway or want to create the look of one with the space you have, this DIY bench is the perfect solution!
If you ever find yourself hanging out in the lumber section of your local hardware store, wondering what you could make with, say, a sheet or two of plywood, I have your answer right here: a stacked plywood bench!
What do you do when you find a couple of old twin-sized headboards for super cheap? Turn them into a Pottery Barn-inspired storage bench, obviously!
You know what always comes in handy? A stool. Know what's even handier than a stool? A bench! Obviously. So, if you're in the market for one of these handy/handier furniture items, we've rounded up 12 awesome, inexpensive options you can make yourself!
Inspired by an outdoor bench makeover she'd spotted floating around the Internet (you know the one), Alecia decided to recreate the idea with a more finished look for indoor use. The result? One of my favorite IKEA hacks to date!
Benches. They're just so dang handy, ya know? In mudrooms, dining rooms, entryways, or even outdoors they're always there for you when you need a little extra seating. In the case of this DIY version, they're even dressed for the occasion, too!
If you could use some extra seating around your house, this DIY is for you. It's one of the best bench projects I've seen. Why? Well, I love the color scheme, but frankly, the use of materials is what sends this one over the edge for me. Can you tell what this bench is made out of?
Don't have a mudroom? No problem! Here's how to make one out of thin air (and some other materials, of course).
If you're planning your spring and summer projects, definitely add this custom DIY window bench to the list! It's beautiful, comfortable, and oh so functional.
We've all seen it: the cracking, vinyl-covered thrift store furniture. It only cleans up so well and the usual attack plan is to simply re-cover it with some upholstery fabric. This bench was headed toward the same usual fate until makeover genius Morgan Satterfield got a brilliant idea:
First photo lollipops and now photo furniture?? It's a regular ol' photo transfer love fest up in here! And I'm totally diggin' it.
Show of hands: have you ever seen an old, plain, wooden table in a thrift store, at a garage sale, or even dumped on the side of the road? Chances are you've wondered what you'd do with it and, after a few moments' pause, have moved on to other items. Well, one look at this thrift store table makeover will have you reconsidering passing by another one again!
It's modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy DIY-ing!
The "before" looks familiar, yes? A discarded bench, sad and lonely without a seat to call its own. Before you pass a similar one by, check out this creative makeover!
What do you do with three mismatched chairs you thrifted at different times?? Why, make a colorful chair bench, of course!
The Greene Ave. Collection by 31 and Change is a perfect example of what can be done with rescued castoff oddballs. In this case, the unwanteds are chairs. A collection of three--one from each era--are turned into a bench. Here's what the orphans pictured above look like now:
A great find in a little tucked away antique shop? Maybe a hand-me-down from from your aunt? Nope and nope. This mid-century modern bench can be yours for $137 and a little elbow grease.
Aimee nabbed this smelly bench on Craigslist for a measly 20 bucks. Although she had never ripped apart upholstery before, that's exactly how she began its makeover. THIS is what it looks like now:
Here at The Curb, we usually see clever folks turn something into a headboard, not the other way around, which makes this project even more unique. Kristi started with the head and foot board shown above and turned it into this: