I’m very excited about this project because it was free! I used left over material from my Drop Cloth Curtain (the original drop cloth was 4’Wx15’L). fyi: the drop cloth curtain has been replaced with a new curtain…pics soon.
Originally, I wanted to make a slipcover (i love slipcovers!) to lay over the bench so I could wash it but I really wanted it to be secure and not move. I would be adjusting it all the time with a slipcover. blah.
The new bench really dresses up the entry and gives it style. I love it! Now, if only I could decide whether or not to paint the bench legs. What do you think? Paint or not to paint?
I started by laying the bench upside down on the drop cloth and stapling one end. I didn’t cut the cloth until it had been stapled because, knowing me, I would’ve made it to small or something. I moved onto the sides until it was all done. I left the corners unstapled so I could do them all at once after the edges were done.
I was careful to lay the bench on the cloth so I could use all the seams for the skirt…because this is a no sew project and I don’t like sewing seams and I could just use the ones already available. That’s just what I did. Then I ironed each pleat using my ruler and stapled it on. So much fun!!
After all the staples were in, it was ready to be flipped over. I was more than happy with the results! Now, if I could only decide to paint the legs or not. decisions, decisions.
What do you think? Turned out pretty good, didn’t it! I love it when a plan comes together…haha!
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