I have been wanting a bench for the foot of our bed for quite some time now. I had certain things I was looking for with this bench. I wanted it to be a place to sit when putting on shoes and socks, and I wanted it to also provide some sort of storage/organizational function. I had found a picture online on Pintrest that sparked my interest. They had covered an old coffee table. I wasnt too jazzed about the completed look of their project, but I was jazzed by the inspiration that their idea provided! I went on a witch hunt for a coffee table that would be propotioned correctly with the size of our bed, and would also fit in the needs listed above.
I found an old coffee table at our local Goodwill for $9.99, it was heavy enough that it could withhold the weight of a person and it also came with a shelf underneath for baskets! Not only can it have storage, it can be super cute storage to boot!
Available at my local Walmart for around $3.00 a can - I used 1 can, and a little out of a 2nd can
In between coats of spraypaint, I was inside making my foam seat.
Materials Used and Prices:
I had 3 3" thick foam square pads from Hobby Lobby that were $6.99 each, for a total of $20.97
Scotch brand spray adhesive - heavy duty
Upholstery Material, Hobby Lobby - $17.99 a yard. - I used 1 yard
(I picked a coordinating fabric that I thought went with our duvet, and added a little masculenity to the room, to balance out the floral in the duvet.)
I adhered the foam squares to each other, and then wrapped the fabric around the foam. I wrapped it like you would wrap a present. (This girl doesnt sew!) Each fold I sprayed with glue and held it until it dried and was good and stuck.
Once the foam was covered I went back out to the garage and attached the newly covered seat to the coffee table. Finished results....
Cost Breakdown of project:
Coffee Table - $9.99
Spray Paint - $3.00 (I had on hand, but need to include price)
Spray Adhesive - $4.00 (I had on hand again)
Fabric - $17.99
Foam - $20.97, $6.99 a square
Total spent - $48.95 (I excluded the paint and the adhesive since I had on hand)
This is a whopping savings!!!! The benches I have looked at started at $80.00 and went up in pricing, depending on how crazy you wanted to get. I at least saved $30.00+ if not more, as the $80.00 bench wasnt a good fit for our bedroom, but I needed a starting point for pricing.
This re-purposing project met all my needs and I am really pleased with the savings results and the decor results!
This bench looks fantastic in our bedroom!!!!