We have been very busy getting ready to move in a couple of weeks. For the last 3 years, we have lived in an apartment and I am so glad to be moving back into a house with a huge yard. It has been a lot of extra work because we are also doing the remodeling ourselves.
Despite the work, I have really enjoyed being able to do some DIY projects. It lets me use my creative side and I get to work with my hands.
My first project was a corner bench my husband brought home for me. Someone had it by the side of the road for garbage pickup and my hubby just knew I would like it. As they say, "One man's trash is another man's treasure."
It just needed a little cleaning and there were a couple of rips on two of the seats. I happened to have some fabric in my crafting supplies that I thought would be perfect for recovering them.
I cleaned it all up and told the hubby to disassemble the three parts I wanted to recover and give me his staple gun. I have never done any seat recovering, but I was confident I could handle the task. Which actually means I was just going to wing it like I usually do and see what happens.
I basically just laid out my material on the floor, set the seat on top of it and cut my material around it with enough extra to wrap around. I didn't measure or make sure it was cut perfectly straight since I would just be wrapping it underneath and stapling it. Nobody cares what the underneath part looks like.
The seats were originally covered in a brown leather that I left as is and just covered over. I was a little more careful when stapling the fabric to make sure I was making it tight enough. It didn't take me long at all to finish all three pieces.
Here are some pictures of the finished bench which I thought turned out pretty good. It will make a nice addition to my new kitchen and didn't even cost me a penny. Now that really makes me smile:)
Have you done any DIY projects lately? I would love to hear about your favorite at home project. I have a few more in the works and will be posting those as I get them finished. Right now I am working on painting and recovering some stools.