DIY Bedroom Bench from Converted Coffee Table {Part II}

Here is a pic of what I started with, and the first post is here.

What you need:

  • Gray paint (or desired color)
  • Sponge brush
  • 4 Inch Foam that hangs about 1/2 inch over edge of coffee table (we found ours at JoAnn Fabrics)
  • Desired Fabric (I purchased 1 yard for a 36×18 bench)
  • Staple Gun
  • All-purpose permanent hold glue
1.) Paint the legs of the coffee table and let dry thoroughly
2.) In a well ventilated area glue the foam to the top of the table and allow to dry for at least an hour (some glues require 24 hours to dry)

3.) Cut the fabric so that there is about 1 inch that hangs over the top of the table (this is what you’ll need to staple under the lip).

4.) Pull fabric tightly at one side and staple two staples; repeat on all four sides.  This will ensure that each side stays even when you secure all of the fabric. Finish stapling all sides of the fabric to the bench.

5.) To secure the corners, fold them in a 45 degree angle under the fabric hanging over on the shorter sides of the bench. The best way to think about this is like you’re wrapping a present.

Here’s the final product! I’m so happy with the color!

And the fabric looks fab against the red chest of drawers in the room!

As an added bonus there was left over fabric and I made an accent pillow for the bed. This fabric is Robert Allen, and can be found at JoAnn Fabrics.

2 thoughts on “DIY Bedroom Bench from Converted Coffee Table {Part II}”

  1. Hello Jeffra,
    Interesting Thoughts, Okay so I’m a 16 year old girl and would like some help with ideas on homemade bedroom decorations. All I’ve been able to find so far was different things for picture boards and magnetic boards, so please give me something different. If you could even give me a link to a good website, that would also be helpful! Thanks! :)
    Catch you again soon!

    1. Hi Robyn,

      I would love to help you! I’ll work on some ideas for a post and reply to this comment with a link soon.

      Thanks for visiting the site!


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