I've been wanting a bench for the foot of our bed for some time. We actually need a place to throw a pillow or a pair of jeans when we get home. Our room is a master from the 1950's which equals a tiny closet and no bathroom. A couple of years back, we built an Ikea wardrobe to have a place for our clothes. This causing us to lose about 2 feet of our already tiny room. Our furniture in the room consists of our low profile Ikea bed, two tiny nightstands, and a hamper. Hence, the need for a landing ground for clothes...or a bench.
Please check out my inspiration post, where you can see all the great ideas for benches out there. I drew my inspiration from each of these benches. Including the idea of actually making a bench myself, to using an old coffee table, and to buying the wood at Home Depot.
I found this table last week at a thrift store for $7.00. I loved the mid century style legs.
One of the main reasons I wanted to make the bench myself, was because of the specifications that I needed. I wanted the bench to be 48 inches long and 12 inches wide or should I say thin. I bought a 12 by 2 piece of wood and had the guy at Home Depot cut the length to 48 inches.upholstered headboard. I used what I had, so 3 layers is what it got. It could have been thicker, but I didn't want to spend any more money.
This project was so simple and has made a huge difference in our room. Our pillows are no longer on the floor. I think I may do another pillow with some of the leftover fabric. What do you think?
Total Cost Breakdown:
Fabric $22.00 (But I have a ton left over)
Total $38.50 (all other materials were already on hand)
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