IKEA Hack: Turn Your Kallax Into a Bench With This No-sew Cushion

$50
30 Minutes
Easy

We’ve had an IKEA Kallax shelving unit for a few years now. (Doesn’t everyone have an IKEA Kallax? I love these things.) It first held toy bins in our main level playroom, and then we moved it to the basement where it plays a similar role. I recently decided to turn it on its side, and then figured I’d make it into a bench to add some extra seating for the kids or adults, which is especially useful when we

ikea hack turn your kallax into a bench with this no sew cushion
ikea hack turn your kallax into a bench with this no sew cushion
ikea hack turn your kallax into a bench with this no sew cushion
ikea hack turn your kallax into a bench with this no sew cushion
ikea hack turn your kallax into a bench with this no sew cushion
Kate Decorates

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  • Pmr18361705
    on Aug 26, 2017

    the bench is great. where did you get the pompom string hanging on the wall?

    • Candy Richardson
      on Aug 27, 2017

      They are big wooden beads that are strung on some type of string.

    • Kate Decorates
      on Aug 28, 2017

      Hi there -- Those aren't beads. It's a strand of felt garland that I purchased from The Land Of Nod. Hope that helps!

    • Cindy Roehm
      on Aug 31, 2017

      I just saw felt garland at Hobby Lobby this past weekend.

    • Kate Decorates
      on Sep 5, 2017

      Oh, Hobby Lobby would be an awesome place to get some felt garland! Etsy also has plenty of sellers with felt garland, too.

  • Amber Ann Rolak-Wilson
    on Aug 30, 2017

    Where'd ya purchase the cushion Material?

    • Kate Decorates
      on Aug 30, 2017

      Hi Amber! The material is part of the Nate Berkus fabric line, and it was purchased at JoAnn Fabrics last winter.

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  • Trudy Coyle
    on Aug 28, 2017

    Beautiful job, lovely bench. I sew so I'd probably do a sewn cover with a zipper so I could remove it for washing, especially in the grandchildren's room. Little finger smudges and such. Great idea for a no sew version though, turned out great.

    • Kate Decorates
      on Aug 29, 2017

      Thanks, Trudy! Totally agree that it would be great to have a bench with a removable cushion cover so that cleaning it is easier. I need to learn to sew. :)

  • Barbara
    on Nov 29, 2017

    I have purchased several yards of wonderful material at either of my Local Walmarts and the price is great

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