I could have agonized over the fabric for days! I actually did go to Hobby Lobby three times, Joann’s three times, and briefly scoured the Internet. Can you believe I’ve never bought fabric before?? It was a whole new wonderful world for me:) I bought about ten samples but ended up deciding on this, (which, by the way, my husband said was too “floral”). It’s from Joann’s and was on sale for $5.00 a yard.
To make the bench seat, I used these tools/supplies:
Lumber (2 @ 55 x22 inches)
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 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.
And there you have it!