Our Upholstered entry way bench

This was my first solo wood project! My husband normally builds things that we want. This bench was very easy. The hardest part would have been the upholstery. I decided to fully upholster it instead of making a slip cover. I plan to make holiday themed slip covers to slide over this though.

I painted the legs white, and we ended up using MDF for the top portion since we had a piece on hand.

I used a cushion off of an old chair we were going to get rid of to save money on the foam, so I had to change the dimensions a little. This bench is 13" by 48" total instead of the 16" by 55". It still fits the space beautifully.

Since I had the foam and mdf on hand it only cost me about $20 to make this including the price of 6 packs of nail heads and the fabric. So a very inexpensive project!

The shelf in the pics my husband built from some scrap wood and hooks we got from lowes.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$30
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Stud grade 2x4s
Finish Used
White paint. This would be FAB distressed but I didn't have the time. Might go back and do it later.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project

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