Friday, April 29, 2011

Lookie What I Made!

One of my guest rooms that I have been re-doing has been needing some extra pop of color and I wasn't sure how to incorporate it. Then I saw this awesome post about a DIY Ballard Design bench.

I had left over particle board from the mirror we made which I used for the bottom of the bench. I bought 4 table legs, dowel screws, a big roll of foam, quilt batting and fabric.

I had Kevin cut the particle board to the desired size and then I traced the foam to the size of the particle board (3 times). I then drilled 4 holes for the legs in the corners so I could attach them after I made the bench top. Next, I put the quilt batting on top of the foam and stapled it to the particle board. Then I put the fabric on top of the bench top and stapled it as well.

I painted the legs and using the dowel screws I attached them to the bench. I think it looks pretty good! I won't be sitting on the bench any time soon but I think it looks really great in the spare room.

As you can see the bottom isn't "perfect" but you can't tell by just looking at it and I think it came out pretty good.


  1. nice! can i assign you some projects?

  2. I had a really nice time talking with you today! I hope to see more of you around town!

  3. It was so nice meeting you over the weekend! I hope we can all get together again soon. BTW, I've been meaning to try this same project. Yours turned out great!

  4. That turned out great! So nice meeting you last weekend!

  5. Love the fabric choice! Looks great with the white legs. Found your blog through Decor Chick....


  6. Goontz!!! That bench is awesome!! I just might have to get crafty and make one myself :) I've been wanting a bench for the foot of my bed but I didn't wanna drop 300 buckaroos on the one I wanted from costco.. heheh :)