Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello June - Bench Refresh

Hello lovelies, I have been on a blogging break for the last month just having some personal downtime.

June is one of my favorite months of the year. It signals the end of the 1st half of the year, my first nephew was born in June, we got married June, I started my job in June and above all June is the start of summer and bright colors.

One of the first things we ever had built was this wine holder bench. JT had a friend at work who built it and we just had to stain and seal it. Our friend Mo with Mococulture made the pillows and bench cushion. I used the cushion for knee support during one of our projects and that was the end of it.

1st "DIY" Project
We have been without a cushion for a few weeks now and I wanted an easy way to make a new cushion. I came across different tutorials online that used a plywood base, foam, cloth and staple pins. I noticed that the benches at work were made this way too.

It would have been easier if we had plywood that was the right width but we had to patch pieces of wood together to build the base.

12 in pieces of plywood

Added 5 extra inches and staggered them for extra support
All we did was arrange the plywood, spray some adhesive, place the foam on it (we waited about an hour for it to stick) and then we covered it with the fabric and voila, it was done.

Getting ready to Wrap

All wrapped up

Pillows arranged

Pillows re-arranged

Table set
I love how bright it is and how much of a difference the floral print makes.

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