Ma said that it would make a nice coat but the coat wouldn't be warm enough for the winter but she would find something to do with the fabric. When we got home, ma looked at our window bench and thought the fabric would look nice on our bench. Our bench fabric was looking a little worn and the bench is used everyday by Scooby and me as we have dubbed ourselves, block watch hounds.
Jenny Sue sleeps under the bench. She is out of everyone's way and it sits between the 2 ducts that blow cold air. She stays cool under there. Sometimes Scooby likes to lay with her.
Ma decided to put some added padding on the bench too. This way it sits a little higher and it would be more comfortable. She took the old fabric off but left the piece of leather on it so it would continue to be waterproof.
We had a memory foam mattress that no one was using. Ma cut a piece of it to fit the bench. I sure hope the foam remembers me everytime I jump on it.
She placed the fabric on the floor and made sure there was no folds in it. Then she positioned the memory foam in the center of the material. She laid the bench top in the middle.
Covering a bench or a chair is similar to wrapping a present. Ma starts on the sides and does the ends last. It helps when you have a helper like Scooby Doo to hold the bench in place while pulling fabric over to staple.
Once ma had all the staples in, she turned it over to see how it looked. I thought it looked really nice.I had to get on it and rub my poodle stank on it. I also had to nibble it. Sorry no photos of that. Instead ma just stood there and smiled at me. That camera was the last thing she was thinking about.
Have you ever updated a piece of furniture? How did it turn out???