Wow! I guess I can remove the term “blogger” from my resume as I’m pretty much as inconsistent as can be…somehow it’s been 3 months since my last blog post, but it feels good to be back!
With all the new features on IG these days, my Instagram has definitely replaced a lot of blog posts for me, but I plan to still share more in depth tutorials and posts here from time to time.
Recently (okay like a year ago!) I made a new seat for our piano bench and I loved how it turned out. I wanted to share a quick step-by step because it was so much easier than I anticipated and looks anything but “home-made”.
Side note: I have absolutely zero experience with upholstering furniture so if I can do this, you surely can!
First off, the supplies. You won’t need much!
- Fabric: I ordered a yard of upholstery fabric from West Elm (did you know they sale fabric?!! Just search for: “fabric by the yard” on their site). You will need a piece of fabric about 12 inches longer and 12 inches wider than the surface you are covering. You can use any fabric you’d like but I strongly recommend a nice durable upholstery fabric.
- You will also need a roll of upholstery foam. It is very inexpensive and can be found at most crafts stores. I used a 1″ thick foam from Hobby Lobby, but a variety of sizes are available.
- Heavy duty staple gun and staples! This tool is an absolute must for this project. I found mine from Amazon HERE
- You will also need a tracing marker and scissors (or a rotary cutter and mat).
To begin, you will need to unscrew or remove the top piece of the piano bench from the base. For our bench, it was simply a matter of unscrewing the clasp/hinge that held the two pieces together. Obviously all benches and furniture pieces will be unique, but if possibly, removing the seat from the base will make this much easier.
Re-attach the top piece to the base and you’re all set.
One more BEFORE:
I recently updated this space with a fun new rug I am loving!
You can find it HERE
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