DIY No-Sew Bench Cover

Sunday, April 29, 2012
Lately, I find myself wanting to be just like those crafty bloggers out there that know how to use their own power tools! Unfortunately, I'm not there yet, nor can I sew. I have, however, asked my husband to give me lessons on the power tools. I have TONS of great ideas!! Needless to say, he's a little scared. Ha! A couple of weeks ago, I decided I was tired of living in a constant state of well, waiting. One bedroom is a nursery in waiting, another is an exercise room/guest bed, another a tv room/office/closet. Our kitchen is in need of decorating and two bathrooms really need updating. If only I had won that big jackpot a few weeks ago! Since I'm on a shoestring decorating budget, I have to be creative. Pinterest, here I come!

My first project in my DIY home decor renovation is to change my bench cushion in our kitchen. It's nice, but I wanted something different to help tie my living room and kitchen together.

While I was out browsing, I found a curtain panel for $10. It was the exact color of my other drapes in the living. For $10 bucks, I knew it was the perfect piece of material to try out this project.

I spread the curtain out on the floor and placed the cushion in the middle. My furbaby had to check it out too.
Then, I folded it up like a Christmas package and safety pinned it in place.

The big safety pins would work a lot better, but I didn't have any. Be sure to pull the fabric tight and then pin it. It also wouldn't hurt to iron it before you begin.

And here's my finished project.

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  1. I love it! Great job! I'm also totally overwhelmed with all the projects that need to be done around our house! All you can do is one at a time though and the bench looks great! :)

  2. Your bench looks great and I really like the fabric color!

    Thanks so much for stopping by from SITS and I look forward to reading more of your blog!

    Hope you have a great day!


  3. This looks great, I love it. Great idea, I should think of ways of changing things up around my house without breaking the bank. Thanks for sharing.