Saturday, March 12, 2011

"B" is for Bench #3

I built an entryway bench for our friends.

Using Ana White's x bench as a guide I modified the size to fit the space.
(This bench measures 34"w x 19"h x 18"d.)
Now they have a landing spot for visitors.

Progress pictures:

All assembled and ready to finish.

To finish I did the following:

1. one coat paint with primer (Behr French Roast, semi gloss finish)
2. sanded 120 grit, then 220 grit for ultra smooth finish
** absolutely necessary if you want a smooth, smooth surface **
3. two coats paint with primer (one could have done it but I wanted it perfect)

For the cushion:
1. Cut 2" high density foam to fit bench:

2. Cut fabric to fit, top and bottom pieces, gutter piece and make piping:

3. Finished cushion cover:

Fits perfect in it's new home and fun to build.

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Love Being A Nonny said...

Love it...the bench AND the cushion!

Angie said...

Ok, I feel like such an underachiever now...LOL. All that aside, I love the bench. Very inviting in an entryway.

Linen & Verbena

Brook said...
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BeingBrook said...

Love the bench! I am super obsessed with benches lately and want one for every room. Love the cushion-great job!

Katy said...

good job! Your paint finish is impeccable! I am so lazy that i never sand my pieces very well :( Details, details... so hard

Allison Shops said...

Your bench looks great. I'm partial to dark stain, so great call. Dropping by from Met Monday. When you have time, come see the chairs I had recovered.


pinktoesandpowertools said...

Love this bench and cushion--fantastic job!

Kristy Carberry said...

Great job! I'm a little scared of constructing things, but have no problem reconstructing. maybe one day I will be brave!

aggieam01 said...

Beautiful!! I have been dying to get a bench like this for our front hallway. This is great!

MMB Creations said...

Very nice job.

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Wow, I'm so impressed you made this! Looks great! Just came across your blog today and I'm a new follower.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Hi, I'm stopping by from Handmade Tuesday at Ladybug Blessings. Your bench turned out so well and looks very professional. Great job! Ana has the best patterns.

Janet said...


Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I can't believe you are building all these pieces - I'm just so impressed. Well and a little jealous too. I would love to be able to do something like that.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Incredible. I *so* want to build a piece of furniture someday!

Delightful Order said...

Love it! I'm inviting you to link this to my Inspiring Thursday Party.

Megan said...

wow. I can't believe you built that. so cool!