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Friday, January 30, 2015

Padded Dining Room Bench Seat with Removable Washable Drop Cloth Cover


I managed to finish painting my dining table and chairs just prior to Christmas. I'm in love with my Faux Plank Table Top. I mentioned how I wanted to also add a bench seat, and now I have. :)

I used one of the bench seats from our outdoor setting as these rarely get used. 

I had an old quilt cover and it was perfect to use as seat padding. 


I just measured it out and cut it to size. I used a double layer so it would be softer. 


I was going to keep the cotton cover on, but it was a bit lumpy and given it had flat wadding inside it was easy enough to just pull the stitched cotton cover off.


I used my staple gun to attach the wadding and cut off the overhang. 


I purchased a canvas drop sheet from Bunnings Hardware for $25. It was the right width which mean't I only had to overlock one cut edge, and I have a lot left over for another project. My daughter suggested curtains. :)


The cover itself was quite easy to make. I measured the seat and then cut a rectangle to size. Then I cut side length squares out of each corner, pinned the edges together and sewed them. Too easy.


I'm thrilled with how it turned out. I must admit I love a good upholstering and sewing project using drop cloth. :)


The slip cover is easy to remove and wash which is a bonus with 2 small children. 


And I think the bench seat really opens up this area and makes it more inviting.


The extra two seats I've placed on either side of my white sideboard.


I'm so happy with how my bench seat turned out. Do you like or have a bench seat?

19 comments:

  1. Your bench turned out great and I love that it can come off and be washed!

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    1. Thanks Darrielle! With kids it needs to be washable. :)

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  2. Hi Julie, what a great idea, and such a lovely room too.

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    1. Thank you Joy! I'm loving how it has all come together too. :) Julie

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  3. I love your dining room color choices. The bench looks great!

    Felicia | Beloved Style

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    1. Thanks Felicia! I love the colours too. It is just so cosy. :) Julie

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  4. Wonderful bench! I adore the style and look of your dining room! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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    1. Thanks Yvonne! I'm not great at remembering to take photos when I do posts but am learning. :) Julie

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  5. It turned out great! I want to add a bench for our dining area too.

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    1. Thanks Minday! You should totally add one. I love our bench seat. It really opens the area up. :) Julie

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  6. What a great bench and your dining room is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Tina! I think I am finally happy with it too! :) Julie

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  7. The dining room is beautiful - love the table and the bench.

    Drop cloths are perfect for projects. I just bought a drop cloth to make new covers for our patio chaises.

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    1. Thank you! I know. Love drop cloths! :) Julie

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  8. Julie, it looks wonderful - in fact, your whole dining room is beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party!

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  9. I love it and the washable drop cloth was a perfect choice. I have to add that I LOVE your floors. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  10. Looks fabulous - what a great idea - and your dining room is just gorgeous !!!
    xox

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  11. This turned out so beautifully! I have been wanting to use a drop cloth for something too--they're so cheap but look so nice!

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  12. Fantastic! This is just what I need for our bench seat for when the grandkids come for dinner here in Alaska! I even have a drop cloth ready to use!

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