I love seeing people (normally on Pinterest) upholster old benches or tables. I love this because since I have started sewing, I love going to the fabric store. The possibilities are endless on the look you would want to create. Good thing we had this lying around.
We picked this up a while ago to set our chess set on…yeah, we play chess. Kevin beats me every time. I decided it needed a makeover. I went to the fabric store and got this fabric.
(I got 2 yards, I wanted a lot because this was my first time attempting to do a project like this, thought I may mess up.)
And I got this foam batting.
My plan was to make a slip cover for the bench. Nope, I have never made a slip cover so this is how I decided to make it.
First I cut the foam to fit the table. Then I layed the fabric over the table to measure/cut what I needed.
This was when I stared at the fabric trying to decide what to do next. I realize I should have made the slip cover inside out…but I didn’t. You see, I just jump in and sometimes get too anxious to think it through. Anyway, I just started kinda gathering/folding the corners and started pinning them.
I did one corner at a time, and went to sew it. This way I had a good fit all the way around. Real technical…
You can see that it isn’t perfect, but pretty good for zero measuring, zero clue on what I was doing.
Next, I had a few boxes of these furniture nails from Lowe’s.
And started hammering them right into the table. (Cue Mona running upstairs to avoid the hammering)
Again, I just eyeballed this.
And there it is. I love the transformation, and it really wasn’t difficult.
Have you ever upholstered or slip covered something? I would love to know, and get any tips for next time!