Upholstered Bench From a Coffee Table

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We were given this old dated coffee table from our neighbor. We honestly didn't really know what to do with it until one day The Beard sat on it when we were hanging in the garage and It hit me. Turn it into a bench!
It was super easy. We had already upholstered our headboard using the same technique and it turned out lovely. So I knew this would be a breeze.
I decided to just prime the bottom with no paint over it because I knew I'd be distressing it. Using just primer would give it a nice chalk paint finish.
When the primer was dry I took a hand sander and sanded the whole thing down until I liked the way it looked. There's no science to it just sand it until you like it.
We then added foam and batting using spray adhesive.
We then covered the foam and batting with painters drop cloth and secured it with upholstery tacks. I then added some cute baskets for extra storage on both sides. I love the way it turned out.
Stacey @addisonmeadowslane
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  • Jill Jill on Nov 30, 2015
    Hi Stacy, I love your piece! It's gorgeous! I'm attempting something similar. Looks like there is not enough room to staple the drop cloth under the front edge? How did you staple it? My table doesn't have enough room to staple under the edge and was wondering how you accomplished this. I went to your blog to see if you had more instructions. Also checked out your awesome headboard!! Do you have any tips for stapling the drop cloth since there is not enough room to staple under the edge? I'm sure the upholstery tacks aren't strong enough to hold the fabric by themselves. Thank you for your help! Jill

  • Wen3585151 Wen3585151 on Dec 29, 2015
    I've never made a cushion top before. How exactly do you do it? What's the adhesive for and where do I purchase everything to do it?

  • Wen3585151 Wen3585151 on Dec 29, 2015
    I've never did a cushion top how exactly do you do that? Whats the adhesive for? Where would purchase everything that I need?

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