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Aug 10, 2017

Bench Makeover

A few years ago I was in a second hand shop and spotted a burgundy colored bench with a fun shape across the room. When I got up a bit closer it was obvious the bench had seen better days (tattered upholstery and some water damage), but it was only $5 and  I couldn't pass. I wanted to recover the bench so it would be a nicer place to sit and put my shoes on compared to the step in my "mud room". The bench was from Ikea (Pastill from 1999) and shortly after purchasing it I found some fantastic fabric at Ikea (PS 2014 collection) that would be perfect for the cover. Fast forward to Tuesday where we had a Crafternoon get together and were working on some simple sewing projects. I decided it was finally time to give this bench a makeover and it turned out great!

Ikea Bench Makeover

I didn't think ahead to get a "before" photo, but trust, it definitely needed a makeover. [UPDATE: I found a before picture.] This project has been on my to-do list for, it turns out, 3 years and I am so pleased with how it has finally turned out. I started by spray painting the legs white, then spent a few hours Tuesday afternoon fitting a snug cover for it. It was a really easy project and shouldn't have taken me so long to start.

Ikea Bench Makeover

Now I need to tidy up my "mud room" so my cute new bench doesn't look out of place.


  1. This turned out fantastic!! It looks much better!

  2. It was about time haha. I remember when we found that. It looks sooo good!!!

    1. It really took a long time for me to start! Thanks!


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