In an effort to beautify my mudroom, I painted stripes on the main wall, added some baskets, and decided to make a seat cushion for the bench.
To make the bench seat, I used these tools/supplies:
Lumber (2 @ 55 x22 inches)
Fabric (4 yards)Saw (only because we had to make an extra cut in the wood due to a weird corner in our bench)
Poly foam (3 inch)
Step 1: Measure the bench to determine how much wood you’ll need for the seat. My bench is really long (111 x 22 inches)! So I decided to make two bench seats.
Step 2: I went to Lowe’s and they cut two pieces of plywood for me. We have an annoying angle in one corner, so my husband had to cut a corner out of one of the pieces for me.
Step 3: Cut the poly foam with a serrated knife to fit on top of your wood. My project required 2 full (22x22 sheets and a half) per board.
Step 4: Use wood glue to glue the poly foam to the wood.
Step 5: Once the glue is dry and the poly is secured to the wood (I didn’t wait that long), cover the foam with batting and trim to fit.
Step 6: Use a staple gun to staple the batting to the underneath side of the wood. Be careful to smooth the batting before stapling so that the fabric can lay smooth and flat without wrinkles when it’s time to cover. Trim the excess batting.
Step 7: Iron the fabric to remove any wrinkles or creases.
Step 8: Lay the wood, batting side down on top of your upside-down fabric.
Step 9: Pull the fabric taut and staple to the wood. After stapling the first side, I stood the wood on it’s side so that I could smooth the fabric very well before stapling the second side.
Step 10: Fold the corners and staple closed. I folded mine like a gift because I’m good at wrapping presents. I’m sure there’s a better way to do this.
Step 11: Trim the excess fabric.
And there you have it!
Our mudroom sure has changed! See the updated bench seat/pillows and painted doors. See how we've organized our mudroom here.